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. 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. So test anxiety, tons … 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

9 Ways to Fix your Lesson Plans – Ask Your Students

Rae HughartBlog, Innovation, Lesson Planning, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning, Teach Further

9 Ways to Fix Your Lesson Plans - Ask Your Students

How do you fix your lesson plans? Ask your students! It is a well known quote spread throughout the educational community, said by the wonderful, education veteran Rita Pierson. “You know, kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.”  Nevertheless, as we strive to do our best at reaching all of our learners, connecting individually with each student, and designing dynamic … Read More

7 Challenges You Will Face with Mastery Learning

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Innovation, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning, The Method

7 Challenges You Will Face with Mastery Learning

Success with mastery learning doesn’t come without challenges. Working with teachers across the country to implement mastery learning has shown me a lot of things. I’ve seen amazing educators, fantastic ideas, new solutions, and innovative concepts that I think will change education one day. I have also been able to work with many teachers to overcome challenges as they shift … Read More