Monday, November 26, 2012

testing for the future?

It's great to see that there are people putting serious energy into making a viable alternative to the SAT test that pays attention to critical and creative thinking. Click here for an interesting article.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

autonomy, mastery, and purpose

Dan Pink's book Drive first led to the language we share with our community to describe our goals for children as they learn: that we provide an environment in which autonomy, mastery, and purpose are present so the students are motivated to learn joyfully, and teachers are motivated to give their best to their teaching. Click here to link to a video where Dan Pink describes this same idea. Enjoy.