Grade For Learning, Not For Failure!
The four day week, and all things education with Rick Wormeli
During today’s show, we discuss the following topics during our first segment:
- From The Denver Post, we discuss the pros and cons of shortening the school week: “The four-day week, once a tool of rural districts, is coming to a Denver metro school district.”
- Funding issues are causing school districts across the country to cut days from the school week.
- Achievement levels seem to stay at similar levels (in spite of the loss of an instructional day).
In our second segment, we interview Mr. Rick Wormeli, who is a national voice in standards based grading, differentiated instruction, and all things education. Rick Wormeli was one of the first Nationally Board Certified teachers in America, he brings 38 years of teaching experience in math, science, English, physical education, health, and history, and coaching teachers and principals. Rick’s work has been featured on Good Morning America, National Geographic Magazine, and the Washington Post. He is a frequent contributor to AMLE Magazine, and ASCD’s Education Leadership Magazine. Rick is the author of the award-winning book, Meet Me in the Middle, as well as the best-selling books Day One and Beyond, Fair Isn’t Always Equal, among others.
In our final segment, Casey leads us through a pop quiz on Higher Education!