Flexible vs. traditional pacing: What’s the difference for students?

Flexible Pacing: The Treadmill Metaphor

As part of a personalized approach to education, flexible pacing is gaining recognition among educators. There are articles, interviews, and descriptions of its benefits over traditional pacing all over the Internet.

What you’ve probably never seen before is a group of students all running at the same time on a giant treadmill. Why in the world would they do that? And where’d they even get a giant treadmill anyway?

This 1:50 animated video illustrates the dramatic difference between flexible and traditional pacing.

Flexible Pacing: The Treadmill Metaphor

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