Plays Wednesday, November 13 at 6:30 PM at the Michigan

Beyond Measure follows a new vanguard of educators across the country who are pioneering a fresh vision for American schools. Pulling from expert research in education, child development, and cognitive and neuroscience, these leaders are creating a new type of classroom. They’re leading schools that redirect our focus away from homework, prizes, top grades and test scores. And they’re making room for curiosity, engagement, creativity, collaboration and independent thinking. By putting innovative models into practice, they’re finding inspiration in doing things differently – and changing how and what we teach. Interweaving the expert voices of Sir Ken Robinson, Linda Darling-Hammond and Daniel Pink with the stories of real communities, Beyond Measure proves that classrooms can indeed unleash – rather than quash – our students’ potential.

2014. 80 min. Documentary. NR

Dr. Siân Owen-Cruise, School Administrator for Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor, will lead the post-film discussion.

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