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Please check out my interview in Education News, and share with your colleagues. http://www.educationviews.org/bob-sornson-competency-based-learning/ An Interview with Bob Sornson: Competency Based Learning Michael F. Shaughnessy Bob, aren’t our schools already focused […]
  Bob Sornson We live in a time of incredible opportunity, with exponential increases in information, technology, and opportunities to share and connect.  It is a time of possibility, in […]
If you wanted to create a system that limits educational options and consigns the vast majority of poor American children to continue to live in poverty, just look around you.  […]
  “We covered it,” is a familiar expression, “but they just didn’t learn it.”   In most schools we continue to deliver far too much content using a rigid schedule which […]
  For decades American schools have been engaged in a failed experiment, attempting to cram more content than humanly possible into a typical teaching day, and asking children to learn […]
    It begins with understanding the problem, and is quickly followed by the question of commitment. Recently I spent the morning in a Kindergarten classroom in a poor urban […]
  If we allow young children to have stressed lives, poor exposure to quality language experiences with friends and family, little movement and physical play, and a lack of consistent […]
  You already know what it looks like. A child is healthy, safe, well-nourished, and calm. Because she is in a safe place, and because she has a strong sense […]
  For decades, American schools have been engaged in a failed experiment, attempting to cram more content into a typical teaching day than humanly possible, asking children to learn overwhelming […]