Saturday, April 21, 2012

tony wagner

JackieGerstein Ed.D. (@jackiegerstein)
Educating the Next Steve Jobs via @WSJ

currently reading tony's creating innovators..

examples/interviews very insightful.
love his work..

just very curious why we're holding on so dearly to prescription and control:
Teachers need professional development to learn how to create hands-on, project-based, interdisciplinary courses. Larger school districts and states should establish new charter-like laboratory schools of choice that pioneer these new approaches.

and the need to measure..
The solution requires a new way of evaluating student performance and investing in education. 

so why can't we just do this.. community as curriculum..  encourage convos w/self (be you.) and convos w/others (be us.)
They valued having their children pursue a genuine passion above their getting straight As, and they talked about the importance of "giving back." As their children matured, they also encouraged them to take risks and learn from mistakes. There is much that all of us stand to learn from them.