What’s needed, in my view, is a perspective that allows us a fresh look at our most basic assumptions about teaching and learning, a perspective that takes nothing for granted and focuses on the simple but crucial questions of what works, what doesn’t work, and why.
—Salman Khan The One World Schoolhouse
MICHELLE IS A NO-NONSENSE HET WITH 14 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE. In addition to teaching high school English, she coaches the girls volleyball team. In the middle of the 2011–2012 school year, she and others joined us in a pilot program to improve the overall effectiveness of their teaching. The experience changed her.
The goal of the pilot was to apply what we had ...