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Metrics in Education

Measure What Matters  Yesterday Jasmine (grade six) and Aymani (grade 4) were sitting together editing each other’s papers. Shelby (grade six), who was sitting nearby overheard them wrestling with the problem of how to indicate to each other the things … Continue reading

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The Quality of Education is Visible in the Culture of a School

From the Signature Room atop of the Hancock Building at 875 N. Michigan Avenue we could look down on Lake Michigan and its beaches stretching all the way to Evanston. We also looked down on Lake Shore Drive filled with … Continue reading

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The Failure of Asocial Learning

Our tour of the Decatur Summer Camps ended at the Thomas Jefferson School Building in a classroom of twelve students who had “failed” seventh grade. They stood in teams of three at tables displaying complex paper roller coasters that rose … Continue reading

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Education: Exercises in Paradox

There’s a paradox built into education: the more we know the easier it is to forget that we don’t know. The more we try something and see that it works, the more committed we become to the thing that worked. … Continue reading

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If You Come out of School Thinking You Are Not Creative, School Failed.

Creativity is Essential “I’m not one of those creative types,” said the Google analyst sitting next to me in Chicago’s O’Hare Airport waiting for our flight to San Francisco—delayed for an hour. Please follow and like us:

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