How Competency Based Education Will Drive Improvements in Assessment

With a simple change of routine, my third-grade teacher transformed my understanding of school. Each day, Miss Meloche listed the required work on the blackboard. The pace, sequence, and method for getting through these activities was up to us. And when we were done: free time! (Well, not completely free. But burrowing into a book […]

A Nation of Readers?: Why to Get Your Favorite Man a Book for His Birthday

In January, the National Endowment for the arts published the results of the 2012 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts. Some fascinating stuff on reading for pleasure (that is, books not required for school or work) by U.S. adults.  I found these highlights interesting: 54.6% of U.S. adults read a book not required for […]