Elementary Schools Can’t Change Because We Need to Prepare them for High School and College

When I speak about new models of education and the opportunity to change how we design our learning communities, I hear a frequent reaction. We would love to change but Continue Reading →

The Fruit of Liberal Education is the Capacity to Learn and Power

Charles William Eliot is quoted as saying that, “The fruit of liberal education is not learning, but the capacity and desire to learn, not knowledge, but power.” I don’t have Continue Reading →

Deconstructing is Not Enough in Education: We Must Be Willing to Construct as Well

As Americans (and many others in the world), we are increasingly interested in deconstructing pretty much everything. We point out the internal inconsistencies. We surface bias, prejudice, and bigotry. We Continue Reading →

Students & Parents as Producers Not Just Choosers in Education

In a recent interview with Matt Candler of 4.0 Schools, he said something that is turning into this persistent whisper for me. It is one of those comments that will Continue Reading →