Jul 12

How to Scrap Standardized Testing and Still Maintain Standards

July 12th, 2018 by Austin Butler

Many educators, parents, and administrators have come to see testing as a necessary evil. The complaints against standardized testing are vehement and come from all sides. Students hate tests because they’re boring and exhausting. Parents worry about the unneeded stress that tests put on their children. And teachers loathe the loss of instructional time and the pressure to make sure...

Jun 20

7 Ways Everything We Know About Teaching Could Be Completely Wrong

June 20th, 2018 by Austin Butler

Our economy, job market, and society have changed a good deal in the past hundred years. Our schools, on the other hand, have remained essentially static. Classroom organization, teacher-student relationships, school days and yearly schedules are all pretty much the same as they were a century ago. And yet, much of the research around how children learn best proves that...