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

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