What 60 Schools Can Tell Us About Teaching 21st Century Skills

The rate of change in the world demands that we re-imagine and restructure the foundational learning relationship among students, teachers, and knowledge. In September 2012, pursuing a decades-long passion for transformational education, Grant packed up his Prius and set off on a solo, nationwide research tour to discover what schools are doing to prepare students for an evolving future.

Find out what he learned from three months on the road visiting 21 states, 64 schools, and the great ideas of 600 educators. Presentation by Grant Lichtman, Author and Educational Consultant.

Bad news:
Most of the schools are not good at innovation. They are not ready to take risks.

Good news:
For every problem you encounter, there is a school right down the street who have solved that particular problem even though they have other problems.

Institutional change is very hard. It is uncomfortable, complicated, messy. But what is common in various good performing schools is that they are:

  • Adaptive
  • Permeable
  • Relevant
  • Self-correcting
  • Dynamic
  • Creative

There are the drivers of a natural ecosystem.

Watch the video for more.

 

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