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New Year Leadership Challenge 1: Same-age grouping

New Year Leadership Challenge 1: Same-age grouping

[Instead of just challenge-based learning, how about challenge-based leadership?]
Sir Ken Robinson said in Creative Schools:
The principle of linearity works well for manufacturing; it doesn’t for people. Educating children by age group assumes that the most important thing they have in common is their date of manufacture. In practice, different students learn at different rates in different disciplines. A child with natural ability in one area may struggle in another. One may be equal to older children in some activities and behind younger ones in others. We don’t apply this batching principle outside of schools. We don’t keep all the ten-year-olds away from the nine-year-olds, in separate facilities. This form of segregation mainly happens in schools. (p. 37)
New Year Leadership Challenge 1: Same-age grouping
What could you do as a school leader to hack at the deficiencies of same-age grouping…
in the next two weeks?
in a one- or two-month spring pilot?
in full-force implementation next school year?
[HINT: think some students, not all; some teachers, not all; some blocks of time, not all; some locations, not all; etc.]
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