time is being used in preparation for the beginning of the 1-to-1 at the end of January.
Here is some contact info:
Rick Pass, Ed.D., Superintendent
Knappa School District
41535 Old Highway 30
Knappa, OR 97103
503-458-6166 ext 223
re of possibilities which we cannot even imagine.
Standards and expectations propel us to excel. However, the NCLB model belongs way back in the nineteenth century. We've learned so much about how children learn, and all children can learn. However, all fourth graders do NOT learn at the same time at the same rate in the same way, and not simply because those fourth graders are all children from different environments--they all have different strengths and talents. Imagine instead that children investigate collaboratively on projects in educational networks that involve experts and peers from around the world so that each student uses the content and language arts skills needed to produce required results. We won't leave kids behind if we expect high standards in a positive and engaging learning environment that encourages strengths rather than punishes progress by deliberating on deficits. Don't we want to base our educational system on more comprehensive research reflective of disciplines that influence learning from managerial success to to brain research? All of those emphasize growth when people are valued and encouraged, when strengths of all the people involved (teacher and learner) become the focus. From the top down and bottom up, isn't it clear that education must move from demoralizing, punishing detractions to positive, professional interactions?
Learning and Teaching in a Democracy
mments are from the perspective of a 16 year experienced and progressive educator trying to
realize the changes needed in our science classrooms. The goal being to increase the academic
proficiency of all students, while preparing them for the new realities of the 21st labor market.
Added by Greg Reiva at 11:34am on December 11, 2011