After 16 years of “droning at students about classroom rules and the fundamentals of writing,” Barnes transformed his classroom into a Results Only Learning Environment (ROLE). Here students outperform peers in traditional classes and yearn to learn as they are immersed in the methods that, when combined, create a ROLE classroom: autonomy, collaboration, elimination of rules and consequences, narrative feedback, and project-based learning.
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