Work hard. Get smart. Be nice
This is the motto of the Springfield Renaissance School, Massachusetts, USA – one of Ron Berger’sExpeditionary Learning Schools. Dan Brinton posted a video about the school on Twitter last night and it was very impressive – resonating with much of what many of us are trying to do here in terms of growth mindset and an ethic of excellence.
Ron Berger summed up the approach of the school:
“There’s a belief in the capacity of students to do more than they expect of themselves”
“A willingness to push kids deeper and let them struggle to do more”
Through this approach the school encourages ‘deep learning’ with the students, by developing the following competencies:
A few of the bits of the video that stood out follow.
A great phrase for a simple but important principle. Students were encouraged to support each other to take risks and have…
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