Retakes in the Classroom: How to Make Them Work (video)

Rae HughartBlog, Class Management, Competency Based Learning, Innovation, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning, Standards-Based Grading, Video

Retakes In The Classroom - How to Make Them Work (video)

 Hey guys! It’s Rae and we’re talking retakes. Now I have already done a video blog about why retakes are valuable for you to try, however, the most common question I get is, “How do you make them manageable?” I’ve been lucky enough, I’ve implemented retakes in my classroom probably about five or six different ways, and I changed … Read More

Mastery Learning: The Basics

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Competency Based Learning, Innovation, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning

Mastery Learning The Basics

Mastery Learning Doesn’t Have to be scary. A lot of times when I talk about Mastery Learning with teachers, I can see them slowly start back away and sometimes even getting noticeably scared. I’ll be honest, it can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. Giving up control, managing a self-paced classroom, and transitioning to Mastery Learning can be … Read More

Personalized Learning vs Differentiated Learning: What’s the difference?

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Class Management, Competency Based Learning, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning

Personalized Learning vs. Differentiation

Personalized learning and differentiated learning are big buzzwords in education right now. Did you think they were the same thing? As more catch phrases, tag lines, and buzzwords get added to the educational world, it’s getting more and more difficult to determine what it all means, and more importantly, how it all applies to our classrooms. Two phrases I’ve been … Read More

Standards-Based Grading : Combating Common Concerns

Rae HughartBlog, Competency Based Learning, Innovation, Mastery Learning, Standards-Based Grading

Standards-Based Grading_ Combating Common Concerns

How do you combat common Standards-Based Grading concerns? Lets look at some common parent and educator concerns about Standards-Based Grading, while evaluating their truth and discussing an appropriate response. “How can I hold students accountable if behavior, responsibility, and respect can not go into the gradebook?” More often than not, educators voice concerns about the ability to hold students accountable … Read More

Getting Started with Personalized Learning (Video)

Jeff GargasBlog, Competency Based Learning, Innovation, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning, UDL, Video

Getting Started with Personalized Learning (video)

Getting Started with Personalized Learning  Full Transcript Below VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Hey guys it’s Chad, and today I’m going to talk about something that is a buzzword that I’m hearing at conferences, meetings, and in almost every district I go to, and that’s getting started with personalized learning. Now personalized learning, is trying to individualize and personalize the learning experience … Read More