September 26, 2017

The Superpower of “Activities” vs. the Evil of “Assessments” A.K.A Tests without the “T” Word

Children will tell you the problems and their brilliant solutions if you bother to survey and really listen to them. You actually have an advantage of finding the truth as they have fewer filters on their mouth. All good marketing technology has you locate your exact public, survey them for what they need and want, then package the material in such a way that it fits their needs. Marketing technology works for all fields, including Education. How to package and label (title) any action in Education is as important as the packaging and labeling a product in the business world.

The virtual K12 curriculum has made a key marketing and learning process blunder. This blunder is actually preventing full application-based learning.

This same mistake could be made in any school setting, by any educator, thus this article.

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K12: Designing a Personal Learning Plan – Learn What You Love

For individuals in the United States to compete and participate in this modern, globalized and increasingly flat world, we need innovative and creative people. We need leaders who love what they do and are damn good at it. We do not need stressed-out, over-tested, fact-fire-hosed individuals and expect them to retain their creative and innovated sparks.

Any education program has to be designed around the interests and personal goals of the child. To do otherwise is to lose their interest and self-motivation to conquer the unknown and learn the material; they need their own reason to do it. And it can’t just be “Mom says so!” If you lose their own personal desire, you only have force and authority as tools to enforce the knowledge. Any guesses what that does to creativity?

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