Building a Better School Day

From today’s Parade Magazine

1. Begin the Day with Breakfast

As a result of government policies like No Child Left Behind—which requires schools to improve on students’ standardized test performance year over year—educators are overwhelmed with testing and test prep. And that has contributed to an increasingly dysfunctional public school system,

2. Emphasize Learning, Not Testing
3. Teach 21st-Century Skills
4.  “Flip” the Class Work

What if, instead of spending algebra class listening to their teacher give a lecture, students were sent home with short video lectures, then spent class time having the concepts reinforced with interactive labs or discussions?

5. Say Yes to Recess
6. Get Creative
7. Go Longer-And Better

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