Everyone’s normal is different than someone else’s normal. Teach empathy and compassion so you can see what it is like to be in someone else’s shoes.
Innovation Centers are Community Learning Centers that focus on local real-world problems and then collaborate globally. Learners are of all ages and learn 24/7 on-site and online.
Community Colleges can offer a solution to put people back to work. Barbara shares ideas from several sources and her own about rethinking the education system.
Nagel Middle School at Forest Hills Local Schools in Ohio piloted a Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) program that was successful and is expanding.
Dr. Seuss was brilliant and knew how to personalize learning. His quotes focused on the uniqueness for each person.
A competency-based system enables students to progress upon mastery based on their knowledge and skills.
Chris Clementi created a WebQuest on Cyberbullying that walks students through the steps to safely navigate the digital waters.
Teachers and schools will need to change to keep up with the Wow of technology. Teachers can become the learning agents for the search of wonder.
We need to really address the real problems if we want change in the right directions for our children. Barbara lists problems for all types of schools and challenges that need to be addressed now.
No child especially young black males should be left behind. Dropout rates are too high. See how Oakland USD is making a difference and build community schools.