Focus on the Individual!

A previous blog centered on ability grouping and objections to it based on its possible negative impact on struggling students. However, other classroom arrangements such as Skill-based learning can address differing student needs including ability level, interests,...

The Value of Homework

  Homework has been the subject of debate since the nineteenth century. Attitudes about homework undergo changes every few decades, depending on the current trends in society. Perspectives range from homework causing undue stress (1930’s, ‘60’s, 2000’s)  to...

Ability Grouping

Ability grouping/selection is  generally well accepted in our society. Imagine the rigorous selection process for professional athletes.  Or consider admission to an elite University,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for example has an acceptance rate of only...