The Power of Mastery Learning (video)

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Innovation, Mastery Learning, Video

The Power of Mastery Learning (video-2

What is the true power of mastery learning? Full transcript below video. Video Transcript Hey guys it’s Chad, and today I want to talk to you about the power of mastery learning. Now a lot of times in these videos I’ll talk about pieces and components of mastery learning, but we really don’t get to the nitty-gritty of why it’s … Read More

Bad Teaching Tomorrow Doesn’t Justify Bad Teaching Today (video)

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Mastery Learning, Video

Bad Teaching Tomorrow Doesn't Justify Bad Teaching Today

Don’t allow bad teaching from future teachers to justify using ineffective teaching methods today. Full transcript below video. Cover image by Cam Adams on Unsplash Video Transcript Hey guys, it’s Chad. I was actually at a conference this past weekend and one of the participants in the session I was running asked me or said that they weren’t sure if they could implement … Read More

Let Your Students Lead

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Class Management, Innovation, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning

Let your students lead

Letting go of control in your classroom is difficult. As teachers, we sometimes have a hard time letting go of control. As we consider management issues, keeping everyone engaged, and the constant pressures of pacing guides and state testing, the easiest solution seems to be for us to take control in any and every way possible. This often leads to … Read More

Overcoming the Fear of Mastery Learning (video)

Tiffany OttBlog, Competency Based Learning, Innovation, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning, Video

Overcoming the Fear of Mastery Learning - Video

Is fear stopping you from implementing mastery learning in your classroom? Full transcript below video. Cover image by Cam Adams on Unsplash Video Transcript Hey guys! Tiffany Ott here, and today we are going to talk about a super duper important topic. Fear. Now, I’m not talking about fear in our students, we have a lot of strategies for dealing with that, right. … Read More

Standards-Based Grading and Behavior Characteristics: Connecting the Pieces.

Rae HughartAdministration, Blog, Competency Based Learning, Innovation, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning, Standards-Based Grading, Teach Further

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How do standards-based grading and behavior characteristics work together? Standards-based grading requires students to be evaluated based on their understanding level of each standard. While this continues to address gaps in the traditional grade book format, it draws a harsh line between student academic success and student behavior characteristics. More often than not, educators voice concerns about the ability to … Read More