Failing Forward

As we talk about the work underway in SE Wisconsin to personalize learning, people have lots of questions since it is a very new and different way of thinking about our education system. One of the questions we’ve heard recently was about our vision of getting learning right the first time, every time. The question was about the importance of struggle, and even failure, in learning – by saying we ...
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Finding Coherence with RtI and Personalized Learning

One of the constant challenges facing educators is to find coherence in the work we are doing. We need to understand how our efforts relate to and support each other in pursuit of student learning. This task can be difficult, especially in an environment where we are working to transform our education system while also trying to maximize student success in the current system. The relationship betw...
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Can We Reduce the Cost of Remediation in Our Schools?

Can We Reduce the Cost of Remediation in Our Schools? By Jim Rickabaugh, Ph.D. Is it possible to significantly reduce the amount of time, money, effort and energy spent trying to remediate the learning of students who for some reason were not successful the first time? We currently allocate immense resources to remediation classes and services, so finding a way to significantly reduce it cou...
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