View as slideshow Grant Lichtman@GrantLichtman First #naisac13 session to attend today: @NishantMehta on leaders creating value through empowerment. Thu, Feb 28 2013 02:46:48 ReplyRetweetFavorite Greg Bamford@gregbamford @GrantLichtman you chose a good one! @nishantmehta knows his stuff. #NAISAC13 Thu, Feb 28 2013 04:56:45 ReplyRetweetFavorite Jill Gough@jgough Ready for @NishantMehta‘s #NAISC13 Love his great questions! 21st century […]
danah boyd, social media guru on teen behavior and busting silos: To a teenager growing up in a networked world, this model [of zero sharing with networks outside one’s organization] makes absolutely zero sense. Even if they’ve been trained in a traditional educational environment where collaboration is pooh-poohed, if they have access to the internet, […]
Will Richardson (Twitter and blog): With few exceptions, all the things our children are using to connect and learn outside the classroom — social media, cell phones, Internet connections — are banned inside classrooms. In my kids’ case (and they have more access than many), school is the only place in their lives where they […]
Can creativity be taught? Absolutely. The real question is: “How do we teach it?” In school, instead of crossing subjects and classes, we teach them in a very rigid manner. Very rarely do you witness math and science teachers or English and history teachers collaborating with each other. Sticking in your silo, shell, and expertise […]
I have been contemplating recently about the state of professional development in schools. The term “professional development” generally evokes a conference or a workshop/institute held outside of the school’s facilities and run by an external organization and attended by educators from several other schools, locally, regionally, or nationally. In the 21st century, I wonder if […]
This is my part of a presentation given tonight to ACDS parents at a Town Hall meeting on the State of the School.
I wrote this article to address some of the questions surrounding innovation that are rarely asked or addressed concretely in the literature on 21st Century Schools. Innovation is necessary and essential, but it also comes at a cost to the school culture. Hope you enjoy reading this piece as much as I did writing it […]