Progress Monitoring for Mastery Learning

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

Watch video: Progress monitoring for mastery learning.

 Video Highlights Chad Ostrowski (@chadostrowski) breaks down progress monitoring in a mastery learning classroom. Progress monitoring can be your greatest tool to help manage mastery learning, hold your students accountable, and know what they need and when they need it. There are several ways you can monitor progress in your classroom, including tech and non-tech options. Progress monitoring needs … Read More

Blended Learning without Mastery Learning: The Failure of A New Initiative Without Proper Scaffolding

Rae HughartBlog, Class Management, Competency Based Learning, Innovation, Lesson Planning, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning

Blended Learning without Mastery Learning

Post Highlights Blended Learning is an idea and new district initiative taking over many areas around the country. Blended learning is any formal education program in which a student learns, at least in part, through online mediums. A mastery learning classroom is a commitment to students’ ability to master content before moving on to more challenging information. It is possible … Read More

Humanizing School: 3 Ways to Make Students Feel Valid and Valued

Jeffrey AustinAdministration, Blog, Class Management, Engagement, Innovation

HUMANIZING SCHOOL - Jeffrey Austin

We can try to humanize school with help from students. Students provided feedback through student-centered discussions on humanizing schools. Students were more interested in foundational changes than they were in educational technology or systems. The 3 major categories students’ responses fall into are trusting students, valuing their knowledge, and providing meaningful feedback. Recently, in a training with a local non-profit, … Read More

Create Your Own Breakout EDU or Escape Room Challenge

Erin HallBlog, Innovation, Lesson Planning

Create Your Own Breakout or Escape Room Challenge

I love the concept of Escape Rooms and Breakout EDU challenges! I think escape rooms and breakout EDU challenges are great ways to encourage teamwork, build a strong and positive classroom culture, and engage students with challenging ideas in a low-stress (but high-fun!) way. Over the last year, I’ve created my own version of a hybrid-Escape/Breakout Challenge that is very … Read More