Can we create an “ideal” learning environment?

Speaking of focusing on results over learning, this week I want to share a short excerpt from Getting Past Procrastination that addresses how you can work with your child to create a better learning environment. Whenever our kids think we only care about grades or a completed assignment, they will be tempted to take shortcuts. … Read more

Will letter grades survive?

“The purpose of education is not to sort kids-it’s to grow kids. Teachers need to coach and mentor, but with grades, teachers turn into judges.” That’s a quote from this Edutopia piece, which questions the value of letter grades as we look towards how we might assess students differently in the future. Although it’s unlikely … Read more