1. Clarissa Bezerra

    George, couldn’t agree more. You say “when someone has mastered the way school has been done, the notion of school looking different for students is pretty tough to swallow.” I think you nailed it right there. I also like “adaptability and loving to learn and re-learn” Love how the re-learn embodies the very essence of its stem – learn. It’s never-ending and ever-recurrent. Thank you for this post! Awesome!

  2. Barry Dyck

    These skills are important to Google because they are not focused on simply repeating what they’ve done before. They constantly seek out ways to improve their services and are willing to change things (Google Reader) even while drawing ire from customers.

    Why are so many in education fearful of change? Do they really believe that their bored students just don’t understand that there are things they “must learn” for their (unknown) future?

    What are we doing as educators with what we know?

  3. Justin McCollum

    Grades/marks, SAT scores, and all the other numbers are easy to come up with and easy to prepare. We widely acknowledge that they are inadequate and inaccurate today. The problem is, they still exist. They are still the go-to way to communicate our strengths. We need to find ways to not just say that they are not good enough today, but to figure out what IS good enough, what IS useful, and figure out how to make that the new default.

  4. WafaHozien

    Prince George’s County (MD) will reform its grading policy to include behavior. IT would be interesting to see what happens there.

    “The Prince George’s County school system plans to review its grading policy to assess the purposes of evaluating students on their academic performance, including whether homework should be graded, if behavior should be a factor and whether students are given enough credit for showing improvement.”

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