3 Replies to “A curriculum question.”

  1. Any question that you ask a student should be about the student identifying what they know so that they can figure out who they are and what they need to do next. Testing is a problem because it is an arbitrary set of questions asked to measure an arbitrary set of decisions regarding what students learn. Ok planning a curriculum or path through some given information is productive but only when it doesn’t shut out all other options. If a certain child needs to do 50 problems to understand arithmetic, another might need 5000 and another might need 50000. We need to focus children on working through information at a pace that suits them and consider every question answered a part of a large test that includes every question you could ever ask. Then we simply present options and let the students find where they perform and where they don’t. And be there to encourage and help them every step of the way.

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