• New Personalized Grading

    I am creating new personalized grading with the learning labels technology. It is easy to think of new features for a product, the difficult part is narrowing the list and focusing on ones that add the most value. There are clear reasons why this feature adds value. With learning labels, I work to convince practitioners… Continue Reading

  • Keep a Record of Learning

    I like to see the progress and movement we are experiencing with competency-based learning. In 2011, I started Skills Based Approach; I do not think there is much difference in what the phrases represent. A key aspect of this type of learning is an assessment – evaluation or estimation of a person’s ability. It is… Continue Reading

  • Getting Learning Standards on Labels

    Recently spoke with an education administrator about getting education standards on learning labels; I got a response “Ahhh”, an unsaid: How do you do that? Well, this video is my answer. With learning labels it is possible to start with skills and get standards or start with standards and get skills. This video demonstrates the… Continue Reading

  • Skills Learning Applications Work Together

    Thought of the Skills Based Approach SM (“SBA”) methodology in 2011 as I was creating a platform for personal websites. Early on, I recognized skills as a critical element of a personal website. In an abstract way, I see much of the content behind a personal website as presenting and validating skills (two stages of… Continue Reading

  • Inspiration Behind Learning Labels

    I hear the remark: “So these Skills Labels, they are like nutritional labels but for learning (education)”. As I made clear the inspiration did not start with a nutritional label. Though later it had some influence. A nutritional label is a highly effective standard display, it: reads well – understandable to children to adults, informs,… Continue Reading

  • What is Needed to Learn Skills

    Some recent trends and highlights. Explosive growth in online learning platforms. The market will increase from $107 Billion in 2015 to $325 Billion in 2025. Skills Based Approach is well suited for a digital classroom. (Higher) Skills Gap for jobs requiring a college degree. Employers say students do not have the required skills. According to… Continue Reading

  • Where Superintendents Stand on Key Issues

    I was excited to read Gallup’s national survey of superintendents because I have respect for the people behind the position and am keenly interested in how they are aligned on key issues in K-12 education. Most superintendents are highly educated and have decades of experience in education. Here are some insights from this Gallup report:… Continue Reading