Dirac Seas

We may take as our guide here John Dewey’s observation that the content of a lesson is the least important thing about learning. As he wrote in Experience and Education: “Perhaps the greatest of all pedagogical fallacies is the notion that a person learns only what he is studying at the time. Collateral learning in the way of formation of enduring attitudes… may be and often is more important than the spelling lesson or lesson in geography or history… For these attitudes are fundamentally what count in the future.” In other words, the most important thing one learns is always something about how one learns. As Dewey wrote in another place, we learn what we do.

~Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death


AT Fields

Grade Abatement Protocol | The end-of-quarter protocol for determining a GAP score.

Grade Abatement Profiles (Tiered) | Copies of the profiles and assessment policy.

A Quick Guide to Parental Involvement | How parents can be more involved outside of report cards.

How Grading Work in Grade Abatement | An essay explaining how grade abatement works (from 2016).

Mind the GAP: Sisyphean High 9.3.0 | An overview of recent updates to the course structures.

Head Training: The 36th Chamber | A recently updated essay that defines interstitial teaching.

Curriculum Overview | A rundown of some of what we do and why we do it.

Sisyphean High | A separate hub with many more materials.

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