Presenter: Richard Erdmann, CEO and Founder, Syfr
In their book, The Art of Learning, Richard Erdmann and Christine Drew grouped skills for learning in the 21st century into three broad categories: cognition, relationships and motivation. A few months later, the National Academy of Sciences weighed in with essentially the same three categories: cognitive, interpersonal skills, and personal skills. Each of these suggest a bigger and different definition for rigor, relevance and relationships to the process of learning. Without addressing what we now know about these processes for learning, many more of our students will fail to reach the new performance standards as the bar moves up with the STAAR, or for that matter any new, rigorous evaluation of student learning.