Developing a personalized system of student learning

Trace Pickering, guest columnist Jan 13, 2016 at 8:50 am Our schools were designed around 1890 when educators knew virtually nothing about how the brain learned. It was assumed each brain had a predefined level of learning and the job of school was to figure out what that level was. They assumed learners who were fastest and without error were “smart.” Others not so much. Fortunately, the result was what our economy needed at the time — lots of factory workers and a few college educated folks. That’s far from what today’s economy — and students — need today. We now know a lot about how the brain learns. Our neural networks are unique and beautiful masterpieces — no single person learns exactly like another, the same rate, or the…

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