What if schools replaced grades with ongoing feedback on levels of competency and mastery? What if eliminating grades created the conditions for students to own their learning by constructing rubrics for success and curating portfolios that reflect their growth?Read More
"When I’ve seen schools that are innovating really well, it never is the actual innovation that is the driver as much as it is the culture of innovation that’s been created in the school..."Read More
One of the most important moments in my professional career happened five years ago. My friend and fellow educator Basil Kolani recommended The Third Teacher (2010) ...Read More
What if all jobs of the future are going to require our students to understand and to use big data? What are we doing now to prepare them?Read More
"One of the things that I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about is how we train our students to think of AI or the machine as a team member rather than as a competitive threat ..."Read More
With reads from Waguih Ishak, Jeff Selingo, Sean Gallagher, and Katharine Schwab ...Read More
What if learners could spend 1 or 2 years of high school in research & development centers alongside college students and executives, working on real problems?Read More
What if K-12 schools were to steal some insights from research & development (R&D) labs? ...Read More
Is innovation about technology?
In a word, no ...Read More
There's the slow food movement. What if we embraced 'slow education'?Read More
Some questions for high school students (and their teachers) about algorithms, which are the underlying logic of machine learning, deep learning, and artificial intelligence in general ...Read More
On November 15th, I'll be facilitating an ADVIS workshop titled "How Might Exponential Technologies Impact Teaching & Learning?" ...Read More
Recently, a senior executive at one of the world's largest technology companies spoke to me about the intersection of exponential technologies and learning ...Read More
What if we ended the practice of "averaging" a learner's grades (and other performance measures)?Read More
How do we “optimize” for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness when we have no way of seeing (must less understanding) the algorithms that shape so many dimensions of our public and private lives? ...Read More
With reads from EdSurge, MISBO, and the President of Fordham University ...Read More
Historically, maps have been critically important.
From the 15th through the 18th century, the "Age of Discovery" or "Age of Exploration," expeditionaries undertook voyages to what were, for them, the edges of the known world ...Read More
What if all students learned to tell the story of their unfolding experience at each stage of their education?Read More
One of the greatest challenges to school innovation is a virtually invisible gap.
And even when we see it, we often ignore that gap or try to rationalize it away ...Read More