Off the Clock
Moving Education From Time to Competency
Policy & Planning | School Change, Reform, & Restructuring | Teaching Methods & Learning Styles
“Bramante and Colby offer an insiders’ look at how America’s schools might make the long-awaited break from the factory model of education. This book gives us more than just hope that a real transformation is finally upon us—it shows the path.”
"At a time when there was an unusually large number of deserving nominees, New Hampshire won the Frank Newman Award for State Innovation."
“The authors have eloquently described the beginning of 21st Century Education. The move from time as the constant and high level learning as the variable to an education where high level learning is the constant will impact the next generation of citizens to be better equipped to deal with their future.”
"Provides the urgency for school systems to begin focusing on the whole child's education. The model in New Hampshire similar to the CCSS sets the stage for schools to begin their theory of action so student achievement increases system-wide."
“Off the Clock is a book that is, for many, ahead of its time. As New Hampshire blazes a trail for the rest of us, we can appreciate and be grateful to the authors for presenting the road map and journey in a manner and context that will help us down the same essential pathway to educational transformation.”
“This book is an excellent resource for practitioners and leaders at local, regional, state, and national levels. The authors offer innovative insights for restoring meaning to learning.”
“Off The Clock provides practitioners with an enormous amount of research on why our antiquated way of instruction is obsolete.”
“The competency-based approach is consistent with our changing context in America and may be the one approach that unlocks the numerous restraints in our current 20th century delivery model. By honoring choice and personalization of learning, this book's ideas have potential for support by parents, educators, employers, and policy makers.”
“The authors identify important issues about learning, shows what they did to invoke changes, and provides alternatives that can be used in schools, districts, and states. This book challenges educators to create alternative means for students to learn that meet or exceed proficiency for standards and courses.”
“In an era of proposals involving quick turnarounds of educational delivery systems, the authors have shared a view of a long-term, high stakes process to rethink how schools do business while maintaining a focus on both Real World Learning and Following the Child. This has the potential to change the landscape of public education nationwide.”
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Setting the Table for Transformation