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Truly Individualized Plans for All Students? - Read Steve Wilkins latest blog

May 01, 2017

From our Head of School’s latest blog post:

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.

Obstacles Traditional Classrooms Face: When curriculum, not students, define education

Many schools think they deliver to each child what she or he most needs. In reality, almost no school understands what this truly means and how to accomplish it. Schools fail to deliver what each child most needs largely because they don’t know what each student most needs. So many obstacles exist.

They haven’t thought about it, they don’t have the diagnostic sophistication to determine needs, they don’t define their job in this context, they don’t think it is possible or necessary, and they are not designed to deliver on the challenge even if they embraced it. As a result, curriculum, not individual needs, drives the education of most children in America.

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