consortium schools typically use inquiry-based methods of learning
with classrooms steeped in discussion, project-based assignments, and student choice . . ."
Watch "12 Angry Teachers" Below
For more on this subject, we highly recommend a related story from The Daily Riff, "Hacking School Ratings & Test Scores: Consortium Schools."
Three other recent related stories:
"Poor Education, Poor Democracy" by Martha Nussbaum in The Washington Post;
"Big Ideas vs. Little Bits", an excellent piece by Nancy Flanagan in Teacher Magazine (Edweek);
"Teaching For Students. Sounds Obvious. Not." by Bill Jackson in The Daily Riff
H/T to Wired Parent blog for turning us on to the videos - great find. Parts 1 and 2 run about 15 minutes altogether. Video #3 is the trailer to the original classic film, "12 Angry Men".