Educational Technology

June 20, 2017

Seventh grader, far ahead of her class, punished for taking too many courses

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

By Jay Mathews, Washington Post

In a compelling piece for the Washington City Paper, D.C. high school teacher Rob Barnett has confessed his anguish at passing students who haven’t mastered the content of his math courses and described his radical solution. It’s called mastery learning. Barnett recorded all of his lessons, put them online and let each student move through them at his or her own pace. “They must show they understand one topic before advancing to the next,” he said. “I think of myself not so much as a teacher but as a facilitator of inquiry.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/seventh-grader-far-ahead-of-her-class-punished-for-taking-too-many-courses/2017/06/02/d020099e-4705-11e7-a196-a1bb629f64cb_story.html

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