Monthly Archives: November 2013


“This is the kind of curriculum I’d write if I wrote one!” 1

I was in Miami this past Friday working with teachers to help them implement the thematic chemistry curriculum I developed. I love doing these post-adoption trainings for so many reason.  First, I love working with teachers!  I love hearing their stories of what is going on in their classroom and helping them figure out ways […]


Myth #3 of Mastery Learning – Kids that are behind will never catch up

It’s been a while since my first two “Myths of Mastery Learning” posts.  The first was on the myth that mastery learning is a self-taught learning environment.  The second is that the reason we don’t use mastery learning all over the place now is because it didn’t work. This third one is something that I […]


Student-paced mastery learning lets students know they matter

You Matter. Angela Maiers started a movement (Choose2Matter.org) based on these two simple words with a talk at a TEDx about the power of these words. But it’s about more than those words – it’s the power of showing people that they are noticed.  They are seen. It’s moving, it’s amazing, it’s heart-warming, and it’s […]