Center for Teaching and Learning, Maine.

From PBS Newshour, USA. April 29th 2015.

‘World’s best teacher’ does not believe in tests and quizzes

April 29, 2015 at 6:15 PM EDT
For 25 years, Nancie Atwell has run a small, independent K-8 school in Maine, where the goal is not just teaching young students, but also teachers. At the Center for Teaching and Learning, the school day is driven by a simple motto: let kids have choices. Now Atwell’s work and philosophy have earned her education’s highest honor, the Global Teacher Prize. The NewsHour’s April Brown reports.

More opportunities for learner choice… Flexischools might find potential in some of the ideas here. Being able to influence other teachers via internships is also a powerful development worthy of consideration.


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