Last week I had the privilege to give a talk to educational
leaders in Denver as part of a series sponsored by A+Denver and Summit 54. I was invited to discuss the role tutoring
should have in today’s schools and classrooms.
Whenever I give a talk about tutoring, it’s inevitable that I’ll mention
the watershed study on the topic – Benjamin Bloom’s 1984 paper. Bloom was a professor at the University of
Chicago and his research proved that one-to-on tutoring was by far the best way
for students to learn. Bloom’s work was
referenced prominently just this past weekend in “How Computerized Tutors areLearning to Teach Humans” in The New
As I shared in Denver, it’s not only possible and affordable, but it’s critical that we bring more tutoring from real people into our schools. It takes smart technology to do this efficiently and affordably.
Tutoring in the 21st Century Classroom