Tuesday, September 2, 2014

What deeper learning is all about

While the world is changing around us, while creative destruction consumes so many areas, sometimes it seems like education stagnates. After all, many, if not most, of our schools still operate in a manner designed in an agrarian world; pre Internet, pre technology and long before we knew and understood how the brain was wired, how children or anyone else really learns.

The good news is we are beginning to see progress. All across the country bold, persistent experiments are taking place that are creating schools that set the stage for the future of education.

One such school is the Ron Clark Academy in Southeast Atlanta. It has been called one of the best schools in America.

It’s co-founder Kim Bearden has taught over 2000 student and has been involved in virtually all aspects of education. Now she distills much of what she’s learned in her new book, Crash Course: The Life Lessons My Students Taught Me.

My conversation with Kim Bearden:

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