Teaching Differently in Competency-Based Schools

This is an excerpt from Bob Sornson’s book, Over-Tested and Under-Prepared: Using Competency Based Learning to Transform Our Schools which was released in December 2015. This excerpt is from the chapter on teaching differently, which explores learning to become a competency-based educator and the challenges most teachers will face. Instead of having one set of lessons to cover, the teacher will understand and respond to the diverse learning needs of her students. Instead of keeping all students on the same page at the same time, students work at their level of readiness. Instead of assuming all students learn in the same way, we recognize the many different ways in which competency might be achieved.

Source Organization: Competency Works

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