After the Keynote I sat in on a Q & A with Dan Pink trying to soak it all in. Arts, creativity, what is going to happen as we move forward. Will the greatest opposition come from parents? How do you make changes in educational system when people expect kids to be schooled. Upper Middle class parents who did well on their SATs want their kids to get into college. Ask the parents who is the top performers at your work...are they the ones who do well on the test? I keep thinking back to all of the assessments we expose our kids to...foresight on a quarterly basis. Is having kids repeatedly taking these tests teaching them math and science in a whole mind way. If we want them to think mathematically and not just to do well on the test- is giving them mores tests helping them to get there? Why
THere is a TOTAL correlation between the principals who know the name of every kid in their school and how well they (those kids) do in school
When asked if I could design a school...what would I do is recruit best teachers and ask them to design the school.
Great list of questions for Superintendent
what tech do you use in your daily lifeWe need to teach our kids adaptability...they will need to teach themselves how to shift-wondering about the types of things they are current.
when was the last time you were in a classroom to teach
when did you actually have to stand in front of room of 11 year olds and get them from point a to point b.
Communication is KEY
Thanks to Lee Speers, there is actually a recording of Dan Pink’s 10:30 Q&A chat with PETE&C attendees.