In this commentary from EDWeek, the authors talk about the importance of peak moments which are prevalent in life, but often less prevalent in school. These moments are often a culmination of students' work, but often occur outside of the classroom. They suggest that school districts need a "massive infusion" of peak moments.Source:
Chip and Dan Heath, Education Week, January 10, 2018Description:
"So how can we feel satisfied delivering the usual academic experience — one that students, on the whole, can barely remember? If your family took a weeklong vacation that didn't deliver a few long-lasting memories, you'd feel shortchanged. Meanwhile, middle and high school take up at least seven years of our lives. In how many of those years do you have even one fond academic memory, a peak moment that elevated you above the everyday?"
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