Dear Santa, don’t forget results-only learning

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I would be the last person to say anything negative about Santa Claus, but I must admit that I’m a bit unhappy that one of my top gifts was not left under the tree. I did not win my fantasy football league championship.

His reasons for this omission are unclear, but I’m giving Santa a chance to redeem himself. This is a big one, I realize.

Santa, please give educators results-only learning for their schools this year. 
I’m doing my part, promoting my book, Role Reversal, and visiting school districts nationwide and in Canada, encouraging educators to eliminate traditional teaching, in favor of student-centered, results-only learning.
Every little bit helps, though. We can transform teaching and learning in classrooms everywhere, if educators understand that lecture, homework, tests and grades are destroying our kids’ thirst for learning. 
I know it’s a lot to ask, but give me a hand, Santa. Please put results-only learning under every educator’s tree this Christmas. 
Oh, and leave a note, asking them to share it with all of their peers. 
Who knows? Maybe this Christmas, we’ll change the world.
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Mark Barnes is the author of many education books, including Bestseller Hacking Education, part of his Hack Learning Series, books that solve big problems with simple ideas. Barnes presents internationally on assessment, connected education, and student-centered learning. Join more than 100,000 interested educators who follow @markbarnes19 on Twitter.

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