progressive education

Assessment in a “Progressive School” by Chris von Lersner

Introduction by Ann:

My niece Sabine is attending a progressive middle/high school this year.  Her mother and I decided that the assessment climate at Denison, the public Montessori school where she attended last year as a student in my class, was wasting her time and  potential, if not actually squelching it.  At her new school, her cohort of sixth/seventh graders (her Expedition group) began the school year with a week-long camping trip followed by an assignment to create a brochure about her experience on the trip.  Just a few weeks later the same group of students… Continue reading