Inspired by Tricia Friedman, Sonya terBorg, George Couros. Let’s imagine what school could be. Today, we’re speed blogging. In no particular order, here are some of my wonderings.
Imagine a school…
…where goals are decided by staff.
…where kids love to be.
…where success is defined by the individual.
…where colleagues support and encourage each other.
…with a culture that encourages innovation.
…where exam scores don’t define our success.
…where we don’t have external exams.
…with project-based learning.
…where kids follow their passions.
…where kids don’t have to learn the quadratic formula.
…where kids teach and inspire each other.
…which prepares kids and teachers for the real-world.
…where mistakes lead to progress.
…where people feel safe being themselves.
…where people are happy to see you every damn day.
…where our questions guide the learning.
…where math isn’t about right or wrong.
…where math is about process.
…where teachers learn as much from kids as kids learn from teachers.
…where teachers aren’t afraid to try new things.
…where kids aren’t afraid to try new things.
…where empathy is a guiding principle.
I want to go to school here. How can I help create this amazing place?
I’m sure I’ve left loads out. What ideas do you have? Please share them in the comments section.
Thanks photosforclass.com and Julian E for the photo.