JON BERGMANN

The year was 1987 and I was afraid. Had I created an inviting place for students to learn? Was I going to be able to control unruly students? Would my students like me? These and many more questions buzzed in my head as students walked into my first class. Over the past seven years, I’ve traveled 700,000 miles showing school leaders and educators on six continents how to use the operating system for mastery learning. I’ve now returned to the classroom to teach high school science and I have many of the same feelings, thoughts, and questions I had back in 1987.  In this new leg of my journey,  I will be marrying the best pedagogy with the best technologies and putting into practice everything I’ve learned along the way.  I know there will be many ups and downs, and I will share my travails and triumphs with you as I come full circle — back to the heart of what it means to be a teacher. I hope you’ll join me as I head back to the classroom with mastery learning and Brightspace.

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Mastering the 3 Biggest Challenges to Flipped Mastery

– Jon Bergmann – Student grades are due at the end of this week, and I am reflecting on what has gone...

By Jon / October 22, 2019

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Mastering Assessments in Your Mastery Learning Classroom

– Jon Bergmann – Teaching is hard! Harder than I remember it. In my seven-year sojourn away from...

By Jon / September 21, 2019

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I'm Heading Back to the Classroom After Seven Years

-- Jon Bergmann -- The year was 1987 and I was afraid. I spent four years preparing for this day, yet in many...

By Jon / August 19, 2019


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Top 10 Must-Read Research Papers in August

-- Jon Bergmann -- Two main themes emerged from the 65 articles and research papers I reviewed this...

By Jon / August 17, 2019

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Flipped Mastery: Bloom's Dream Comes True

--Jon Bergmann and George Sparks--   Human knowledge at the beginning of the last century doubled...

By Editorial Team / April 13, 2019