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What pathways are being designed in today's schools to personalize the learning experience?
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Proving Performance vs. ImProving Learning

Proving Performance vs. ImProving Learning | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Chris Watkins writes about the relationship between learning and performance in schools.
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Chris Watkins' article, Research Matters: Learning, Performance and Improvement, is about the relationship between learning in schools and performance in schools.  Watkins' research concludes that a focus on learning can enhance performance, where a focus on performance alone can depress performance. With traditional instruction, the climate in the classrooms becomes more performance oriented over years of schooling.

A performance-oriented environment focuses on looking good
rather than learning well.

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Performance-Based with Zero Dropouts

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Roger Cook, Superintendent of Taylor County Schools, Ky, shares how their district is "Performance-Based with Zero Dropouts".

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Discover in this interview how Roger Cook has implemented a Performance-based Education System with Zero Dropouts.

 

During his first year as Superintendent, Mr. Cook transformed Taylor County Schools into a performance-based educational system, challenged teachers and students to meet 21st century expectations with rigor and relevance, and spearheaded the effort to fund new, much-needed facilities.

 

The drop-out policy for our schools states that any student wishing to drop-out of school must come to the superintendent's office and meet with me. I listen to their reasons for wanting to drop-out and then tell them they are not allowed to do it. Our board of education policy states that no students can drop-out before the age of 18 years of age. The state has now adopted this policy into law with Senate Bill 95. I then proceed to find them an alternative they can live with and still get their diploma.

 

 

 

 

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