Letting Go: Cultivating Assessment-Capable Learners

Letting Go: Cultivating Assessment-Capable Learners

I wasn’t always a successful teacher. In fact, when I first started teaching high school fresh out of college at 22, my role could better be described as kid-manager. I had a lot of passion and was great at keeping kids in class and putting out metaphorical fires, but most of my time wasn’t spent engaging students in true deeper learning. I would never have hired my past self. Ten...

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Waiting for MacGyver

Waiting for MacGyver

We’re looking for the MacGyvers of education, which is exactly how I describe the type of individuals I’m looking for as we begin recruiting for Venture Academy’s founding team. If you’re unfamiliar with the character MacGyver, take a look here. Roger von Oech, who has spent his professional life focusing on the study of creativity, once said that “It’s easy to come up with...

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