By Dr. Mark Siegel
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Proficiency Ed podcast is a show about revolutionizing the current model of education to free students from the prison of time so that learning becomes the constant and time the variable. Hosted by Dr. Mark Siegel, the Assistant Headmaster of the Delphian School in Sheridan, Oregon, the volunteer Executive Director of the Oregon Federation of Independent Schools and board member of the Council for American Private Education. Dr. Siegel was also appointed by Oregon's Governor and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to serve on the New Oregon Diploma Implementation Advisory Task Force and the Credit For Proficiency Task Force.
||CleanThe Loss of Creativity||“Ask a roomful of five-year-olds how many are artists and every hand will shoot up. Ask a roomful of thirty-five-year-olds the same question and you get one reluctant hand.” Listen to Dr. Mark Siegel reflect and compares the significant...||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Switch from the Grading System to Proficiency||Listen to Dr. Mark Siegel discuss with one of Delphian School's Juniors, Pruette, how the transition from the traditional grading system to using only proficiency grading would work.||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Issues with Outdated Education, Sal Khan, and the Mastery Transcript Consortium||Dr. Mark Siegel interviews Lauren, a Junior at OSU (Oregon State University) about her experience with her education and how that translates into her college career. Dr. Siegel refers to Sal Khan’s TED talk, “Let’s teach for mastery – not test s||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducating for the Future||Today's educational system is outdated: we cannot predict the future of the next generation; instead, we must look at the new basics for educating. As Dr. Mark Seigel says, "we must start competing against ignorance, not each other."||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCollege Admissions Insanity||Dr. Mark Siegel defines 'college admissions insanity’ and offers a different perspective on the college application process.||1/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFads and Education||Dr. Mark Siegel describes what makes change so difficult in the current educational system and why we are prone to following fads.||12/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Madness of Letter Grades: Part 1||Dr. Mark Siegel addresses shortcomings of the letter grading system. This is part one of a two-part series.||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Madness of Letter Grades: Part 2||Dr. Mark Siegel further discusses flaws in the letter grading system. This is part two of a two-part series.||11/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|