Posts by Trace Pickering
Understanding Opportunity Costs in Education
Opportunity costs need to be calculated in education and those calculations must be focused on the learners, not the school or system.
What Could You Do with 5 Additional Hours of Time with Students Each Day?
Trace Pickering pens the final piece of a three-part series on valuing learner time.
Returning Joy to Teaching & Learning
Too many school-based reform efforts continue to have educators implicitly standing with the standards against the students. What does a school where its educators stand with the students against the standards look like?
Students Are Calling BS on High School and Opportunity Knocks
Schools talk a lot about personalizing learning, of meeting kids where they are, and yet we see most high schools continue forward with prescribed, discipline-specific courses that continues to isolate disciplines from one another despite the fact that they are highly interrelated.
Perfection is a 2nd Rate Idea
Education does not need perfection, standardization of humans, and measures without much meaning. We need human-centered systems focused on growth.