5 Teachers + 226 students = educational success

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5 Teachers + 226 students = educational success

Post by SamCogar on Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:06 am

Over 200 cubicles — not desks — fill this modern version of a one-room schoolhouse on a quiet side street here in Yuma, a desert city near the Mexican and California borders. All students wear uniforms and have a cubicle, with their own computer, which they decorate with sketches or band stickers instead of a typical office worker’s family photos.

Carpe Diem is trying to upend the way students are taught. In just four days of instruction a week — there’s no school on Fridays — Carpe Diem’s five teachers and four teachers’ aides supplement the concepts their 226 students have learned through a computer program. Teachers also monitor student progress through the program, which calculates grades in real time, zeroing in on the areas in which students are struggling.



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Re: 5 Teachers + 226 students = educational success

Post by SheikBen on Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:08 am

I do believe that our education (primary through college) system needs to evolve, and this is a great way. I would be careful not to completely let the social implications of schooling fall out, perhaps by mandating a sport or academic club, but otherwise, I love this and it is high time that our educational practices find their way to 2012.


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