Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.
"All of our students think in a way or another but the question is, do they really think critically? Are they able to evaluate the information they come across? Check out these 6 videos you can use with your classes to discuss HOW to think critically."
The discussions required to reduce teacher absence and claw back associated learning loss require sensitivity to the needs of teachers, the scarcity of resources, and the urgency of improving achievement overall and closing achievement gaps.
"anything that moves the participant out of the role of passive receptor and into that of an active contributor active participation from the student -- it is not just receiving, it is contributing, discussing, discovering (not just taking it the way it is told to you)"
Jeff Hopkins steps down to start a Victoria independent school he hopes will spur changes in BC's public system. For Superintendent Jeff Hopkins, the move away from what he sees as the "industrial" schooling of segregated grades and courses to the schools of the future is happening at a snail's pace.