iSchool – New York City

A blog post at the Innovative Educator was an inspiring read. It made me want to learn more about the iSchool project.

The last sentence from the post:”They (teachers and students) truly must believe that this way of non-traditional teaching is the best possible prescription for students’ achievement and success.” In the design of the school, they focused on rethinking every assumption about “this is how high school is done.” Why can’t/won’t more schools do this?

What values and beliefs are we willing to modify or even surrender to make change possible in our schools? And, as important, how will we lead others there? I still contend that as long as we continue to value the same things about education we always have, change will be slow, superficial or non existent. Thoughts?



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