Competency-Based Education: Lessons for Adoption
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  • June 21, 2019

By Grace Shelton @GraceCShelton   CBE: What it is and Why it Matters Competency-based education (CBE), also referred to as mastery education or proficiency-based education, upends our traditional education system and seeks to provide students with a school and classroom dedicated to ensuring their success in a particular area before moving on to more rigorous […]

The Many Impacts of Fostering a Positive School Climate
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  • June 13, 2019

By Grace Shelton @GraceCShelton   The Schooling Myth and ESSA’s New Priority For those of us who have worked and are currently working in schools, it’s funny—and a little sad—to revisit some of our favorite shows and movies from childhood. Each one depicts, in varying ways, the cold, dark school building with monotone teachers reading […]

Student Voice in Teacher Performance
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  • June 12, 2019

  By @GraceCShelton   The adoption of ESSA has resulted in many education priority shifts. Many of these shifts focus on equity and access, whole child learning, and additional academic needs for students. However, one that is particularly interesting is the enhanced focus on positive school culture and climate. In order to encourage positive culture […]

We Know SEL Works, Now What?
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  • June 12, 2019

  By Grace Shelton @GraceCShelton   Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), often referred to as whole-child instruction, has been the subject of much discussion in public education decision-making. A 2017 Princeton article examined the effects of adopting these strategies into school curriculum and found that the benefits of SEL expand beyond the school and into the realm […]

The Many Facets of Social-Emotional Learning
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  • June 12, 2019

  By Grace Shelton @GraceCShelton   A recent article from Education Next examines wraparound services for students both in and out of school. Under ESSA, schools are now encouraged to implement whole child teaching approaches, addressing students’ needs both within and outside of the classroom. The idea behind this is that if students are taught […]