Do we trust people’s innate capacity to be curious?
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“After a long life, and 30 years inpublic schools, I’ve concluded thatgenius is as common as dirt. Wesuppresses genius only because wehaven’t yet figured out how tomanage a population of educatedmen and women.”-John Taylor Gatto
W o rk i n g-class ch i ld re nle arn i n g o u tsi d e o f sch o o l—te rm e d i n th e stu d y ash o m e sch o o le rs—outpe rforme d u p p e r class-ch i ld re n i n sch o o l o n th e i rA le ve ls an d G C S E s.
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Source: Chronicle of Higher Education
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What about the beer and girls? source: Tyler Driscoll
I prefer guys and champagne.source: Tyler Driscoll
What does school What does school provide? provide?
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Learning JournalsWhat are learning journals?
How learning journals work:• Once per day, you review your goals for the day, week, and year.• Write down what you’re going to learn that day• The next day, check if you met those goals.• Repeat the process, and set new goals for the day
What are review boards?Review boards
How review boards work:• Once a week, students get together in groups of four to evaluate progress• Each bring their learning journal, and shares the progress they have made• This produces peer accountability. Students then discuss their goals for the week• The next week, students hold each other accountable for their goals
independent critical thinkers
Efficacy of Peer Tutoring science behind self evaluation
T h e le s s o n :Working with peers in c r e a s e slearning outcomes
Idea: Competency based classrooms Instead of making your students do all classwork, offerthem the option to take the test on day 1. If they past, let them learn more advanced material
Outside deadlines de c re a s e motivation and performance.
Self-imposed deadlines in c r e a s emotivation andperformance.