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Why Traditional Schooling Won’t Prepare Children for The Workplace

For decades, parents and educators alike have been searching for ways to solve the puzzle of improving the education system. The conventional teacher-student relationship hinges on the passing of standardized tests, a system designed for the industrial age. For some, the solution has been throwing money at the problem to improve standardized testing. However, the …

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Why You Should Consider a Student Lead Private School for Your Kids

The National Center for Education Statistics estimates that there are approximately 130,930 K-12 schools in the US. Conventional pedagogy relies on a test-driven approach where a teacher sets all the standards, and the student needs to measure up. The teacher is also the bearer of all knowledge, while the students are assumed to have little …

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Socratic Learning: The Learner Driven Approach in Acton Private Schools

According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), there are approximately 130,930 K-12 schools in the United States. Standardized tests, whiteboard lectures, and front-facing desks define the learning environment for the majority of these institutions. Lectures and textbook reading take up most of the time, fostering a passive form of learning. Acton private schools …

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What It Means to Learn by Doing and Why it is Considered More Effective

There are 87,498 elementary schools in the United States. In recent years, schools like Acton Elementary have been developing a new approach to education. One of the principles of the methodology involves learning by doing. This article will explore what it means to learn by doing and why it is considered more effective. It Encourages …

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How a Learner Driven Approach Can Transform Education

In Arizona, there are up to 1,089,394 students in schools. Providing quality education is still a challenge for many parents and institutions. One solution is to adopt a learner centered methodology to education to encourage curiosity and autonomy. In this article, we’ll examine some of the principles of the learner driven approach. Learning to Be …

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What You Can Expect When Enrolling Your Child into an Acton Private School

2020 was an odd year, with most parents counting the days to their kids getting back to school. With no in-person classes in public schools, some parents are not sure about the quality of education received during the period. Others are now questioning the longstanding standards and test-driven approaches to education for their kids. It …

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Week 22

This past week was productive and fun, with students showing no sign of being anxious as the exhibition day draws near. Learners discovered their Independent Learner Badge in Journey Tracker… filled with lots of fun INDEPENDENT challenges. One of their challenges was to bake a loaf of bread, resulting in messy kitchens across Gilbert and …

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