Category Archives: Individualized Learning

The Educational Making of an Innovator

I wrote last time about the techniques of the One-Room school house — different ages learning in one room (at their own pace), one teacher with each student for his/her entire school career, and regular school stopping after 8th grade. With those ideas … Continue reading

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Bring Back the One-Room School House!

Long below there was a Department of Education, there was the one-room school house. According to the book: Why School – Reclaiming Education for All of Us, by Mike Rose: The one-room school typically included first through eighth grade; ages … Continue reading

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Why is Education Front-Loaded?

How can we educationally prepare for a life and career that will be radically different than what we know now? If you prepare for something, doesn’t it follow that you have to know what you are preparing for so you can design your path … Continue reading

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A Focus on Individuality in Learning.

What does it mean to be an individual? I think it really can be summed up as the components that make us who we are. And, it is very important to carefully define this term because it has such a … Continue reading

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Why Everyone Should Embrace Mentoring

One of my very favorite PBS documentaries was entitled: “Is School Enough?” and it ran in the fall of 2012. In this documentary, there was shown a number of exceptional student cases. One of these cases was Kate. Kate was … Continue reading

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A Learning Mid-Life Crisis

We have all heard the terrible stories of people who lose their jobs, and then lose all hope for the future — even commit suicide. Why would someone do that? Why would someone end their life when there is always a … Continue reading

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Do We Need Personalized Learning?

Mark Zuckerberg has pledged to give nearly all of his money away. And, one of the top directions for his money is for “Personalized Learning.” Personalized learning is defined as learning that is paced and directed to a student’s ability and style. Can … Continue reading

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