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CBE in the News

by Chris Sturgis

Competency-based education has been getting attention in the mainstream media. First the Wall Street Journal did an indepth look at the growing interest in CBE and spoke with several leading schools/districts in How Schools Are Rewriting the Rules on Class Time for Students—and Even Ditching Grade Levels.  The Washington Post also covered the topic in Emerging from the pandemic,….. Read More

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What I Missed (Or Even Got Wrong)

by Chris Sturgis

“You t hink we are smart?” blurted one of the 6th graders. Two other heads swiveled around to listen. “I’m not!” declared one. “Why do you think we are smart?” asked the other.

Seeing my chance I enthusiastically declared, “Oh yeah! You are definitely all smart. I’ve only known you for a month and I can see that each of you are really smart and each of you have curiosity about different things” I had learned by now that at most I would have five precious moments of their attention…… Read More

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Finding Your Entry Point to Mastery Learning

by Chris Sturgis

I receive a few emails every week from educators who want to find out how to get started down the path of competency-based education. The pandemic’s demand for flexibility has increased these calls for help. Most everyone has read the CompetencyWorks blogs, they’ve tackled a few of the books that have been written,….. Read More

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The traditional education system is getting in our way. We can do better. It’s time we update our schools to be based on what we know is best for students and for learning. Modern schools start with students being active, engaged and motivated learners.

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