Stage 3: Conceptual Understanding, Stage 5: Students as World Changers, Testing and Assessments

How Do We Prepare Students for a Complex World?

This blog first appeared on Share My Lesson. Bonus: If you’re interested in exploring this topic further, sign up for Julie Stern’s free webinar, Teaching Big Ideas for Real-World Transfer of Learning. Educators today seem to be faced with a choice: continue teaching centuries-old ways of organizing the world through traditional disciplines such as mathematics and… Continue reading How Do We Prepare Students for a Complex World?

Stage 5: Students as World Changers

Big Questions, Big Solutions

How do we empower students to handle complexity -- and change the world? This question has always been at the heart of our work. And we continue to develop and refine resources that show us the way. In the craziness of the last week (I did three days of trainings in Australia, then a workshop… Continue reading Big Questions, Big Solutions

Stage 3: Conceptual Understanding, Stage 5: Students as World Changers

Impact the World: Strategies for Transferring Learning

This post originally appeared on Corwin Connect. WHAT IF WE COULD TRULY DO SCHOOL DIFFERENTLY? Picture a fifth grader who has identified animals as one of her passions. She has chosen to work on the problem of endangered species and make recommendations for improving the situation. Monday morning starts off with a Skype conference call with an… Continue reading Impact the World: Strategies for Transferring Learning

Stage 5: Students as World Changers

Think about: Earth Day everyday!

This past Wednesday was Earth Day, and people around the globe celebrated the occasion by raising awareness of major issues affecting our planet - climate change, air and water pollution, natural resource management. At my husband's school (he teaches math), kids spent the majority of the day performing direct service in the name of the planet. They… Continue reading Think about: Earth Day everyday!

Innovation Series

How I Innovate: Wilderness Leadership & Learning

Today we feature Steve Abraham, founder of Wilderness Leadership and Learning, Inc. His words follow: Wilderness Leadership & Learning, Inc. (WILL), a DC based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is a twelve month holistic experiential learning, youth leadership and life skills development program. The vision for WILL was conceived by founder and President Steve Abraham during a… Continue reading How I Innovate: Wilderness Leadership & Learning