Take a peek at Acton Academy and you may wonder if you’ve stepped into a mythical world where students are heroes, learning is a quest, and teachers are guides for the journey, EdSurge reports. In this one-room-schoolhouse approach, 36 K-5 students share one space, while 28 6-8th graders share another. The teacher is merely a guide, as students have autonomy in almost every facet of their learning. At Acton, students make the rules over how to spend the time--and what technology to use. This radical model where edtech meets Montessori has proven an effective formula for success. Students gain an...

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