Brokenness is everywhere and everything is broken for someone. Many things are broken on purpose, and still more are broken without our even knowing. Seth Godin and Tom fisher provide insight into how systems fail us.
“Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.” Rita Pierson believes one of the most significant things we can do as teachers is build relationships.
Shop class + art class + service learning = Studio H. It’s a design studio for high school students in Berkeley, CA (formerly in North Carolina) that bares resemblance to the hacker/maker revolution. They aim to “Design for Education for Tomorrow”. Their curriculum model is intriguingly unique – unmistakably made by architects and designers, ambitious in… Continue reading Studio H: Design, Build and Transform
Is teaching an art or a science? In this video, Sam Chaltain nods to John Dewey and explores two false dichotomies plaguing education: Art vs. Science and Structure vs. Freedom.
The only 12 places to make changes in any organization or system: Dana Meadows’ Leverage Points is one of the most important organizational development theories to date.
“And now we’re at a crossroads because as a culture we say the only thing we care about is interesting, is art, is new … and then we spend all of our money, all of our time teaching people not do that.”
In this presentation, titled “The Myth of the Super Teacher”, educator Roxanna Elden addresses the core of a major problem in the field of education: the training gap. She reminds us that, “half of all teacher leave by their fifth year, and half of all inner-city teachers leave by their third year.” The high turnover trends… Continue reading Roxanna Elden and the Training Gap: On the Myth of the Super Teacher