Month: July 2020

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SMART Goals

Heroes at Acton Academy look to the horizon, set specific and meaningful goals and strive to reach them. Early on in the Discovery Studio, a Hero might set two to three goals each day. Later on, the goal setting horizon expands to a week and then a few weeks and even sessions. By late middle …

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A Simpler Model Is Not Always Best by Jeff Sandefer

We often contrast Acton Academy’s “Learn to Learn; Learn to Do and Learn to Be” goals with the “Learn to Know” approach favored by traditional schools. Recently I realized our view of traditional schools is incomplete.  The full mantra is more accurately stated as: “Learn to Know; Learn to Obey.” In most traditional environments young …

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