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Why Schools Fail to Provide an Individualized Education Plan for All Students

May 01, 2017

Gec Washman, Carroll’s mythological guru whose name is a loose acronym for “give each child what she or he most needs,” inspires our thinking about how to educate children. In this edition, Gec suggests that generally schools don’t deliver what each child most needs.

3 Scoop Ice Cream: Academics, Cognitive & Social-Emotional

January 12, 2016

Gec Washman - Carroll’s mythological guru who personifies the mantra “give each child what she or he most needs” - gets involved in practically every facet of Carroll School life. In this installment of “The Life and Times of Gec Washman,” he impels us to focus on the relationship among academic performance, cognitive development, and social-emotional strength.

Understanding Each Student's Learning Profile to Deliver Appropriate Education

September 04, 2015

At Carroll, Gec Washman is every boy, every girl, every woman, and every man. Gec is simply a loose acronym for “Give Each Child What She or He Most Needs.” Gec is a hero who has defined what our job is at Carroll. We believe that our responsibility is to understand what each child most needs and then to deliver education accordingly. This blog is called “The Life and Times of Gec Washman” because it will focus solely on how a school can consistently deliver what each child most needs.

An Innovative Approach to Designing Educational Programs that Meet Each Child's Needs

December 07, 2015

Organize a school’s educational program around the notion of giving each child what she or he most needs. Sounds good, right? This approach is really different from almost all of America’s schools that organize their programs around prescribed curriculum maps.  You know, on Tuesday, December 14th we need to be on page 136 of the textbook.

The Role of the Teacher

December 05, 2016

Gec Washman - Carroll’s mythological guru whose name is a loose acronym for “give each child what she or he most needs” - inspires our thinking about how to educate children. In this edition, Gec offers the parable of the role of the teacher. 

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How to Give Students an Education Tailored Just for Them

September 08, 2016

Gec Washman - Carroll’s mythological guru whose name is a loose acronym for “give each child what she or he most needs” - inspired the opening themes for the 2016-2016 year at Carroll School.

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Debunking Math Myths

May 12, 2016

Gec Washman - Carroll’s mythological guru whose name is a loose acronym for “give each child what she or he most needs” - is surprised to recently learn that Carroll has failed to communicate successfully about our students’ math performance. Because we emphasize the language aspects of the Carroll program to such a huge extent, perhaps we have delivered the message that math is less important to us.

The Impact of Cognitive Intervention for Dyslexic Children

April 15, 2016

Gec Washman - Carroll’s mythological guru whose name is a loose acronym for “give each child what she or he most needs” - gets involved in practically every facet of Carroll School life. Today, Gec goes geek.

Taking a "Political" Stand to Support Children who Learn Differently

February 26, 2016

Gec Washman - Carroll’s mythological guru whose name is a loose acronym for “give each child what she or he most needs” - jumps into the 2016 Presidential race running on a platform that supports children who learn differently.

Training Teachers to Meet Each Student's Needs

October 27, 2015

At Carroll, Gec Washman is every boy, every girl, every woman, and every man. Gec is simply a loose acronym for “Give Each Child What She or He Most Needs.” Gec is a hero who has defined what our job is at Carroll. We believe that our responsibility is to understand what each child most needs and then to deliver education accordingly. This installment “The Life and Times of Gec Washman” focuses solely on how a school can consistently deliver what each child most needs through it’s teachers.