Published on February 4, 2014
Leading, Learning and the Modern School Chris Lehmann Science Leadership Academy Philadelphia, PA @chrislehmann
Why This Matters
My Bias: Old Ideas and New Tools
More Bias: Citizenry, Not Workforce
One Last Bias: Public Education = Democracy
Do What You’re Told Over and over and over again... http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/dystopos/195707530/
Stuﬀ You Might Never Need ... or care about. http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_123031_862743_0_0_18/PSSA_Item_Sampler_Math_Grade_11_2009.pdf
“Why Do I Need to Know This?”
It will b e on th You ’re e test... goi ng to nee d it b... a jo t ge you elp ’ll h It It loo ks goo d on a lass... ired c a requ It’s som ed ay.. . colleg e resu me... (because someone told me I had to learn it / teach it.) http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/benrussell/1477899923/
Is School Relevant? (am I relevant?) http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/4176254887
Old-School School Design http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2178404705/
But We Can’t Replace It With This... http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/jean-ed/1803024018/
The Modern School
School Can Teach Us How To Learn.
School Can Help Us Learn to Live.
The Paradox of Education 2014: Create New Things, Measured Old Ways
Data Driven Decisions Assume that you use good data...
Reclaim Our Language Reclaim Education
Deliver Pizza Not Instruction http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/tracyhunter/104435268/
Dream Bigger This isn’t personalized.
If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play. ! - John Cleese http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/edublogger/ 838786841/! ! Photo by Ewan McIntosh
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn. ! -- Alvin Toﬄer http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/mwichary/2225299236/
What Will You Unlearn?
Tell A Better Story: We Must Have Vision http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/lnx/6257130/
Caring Institutions We Teach Kids, Not Subjects
Inquiry Driven Ask Questions We Don’t Know The Answers To
Student Centered It’s Not About Us.
Teacher-Mentored Kids Need Adults
Community-Based We can learn from many
Collaborative Synthesis Works
Passionate High School Is Real Life
Integrated The day has to make sense
Meta-Cognitive Think about thinking.
Understanding-Driven and Project-Based
Traditional Classrooms: Recall-Based Tests Homework Projects Class Participation
The Schools We Need: UnderstandingDriven Projects Homework Class Participation Tests & Quizzes
Common Language of Teaching and Learning
Neil Postman: Certain Technologies Are Not Additive, They Are Transformative
Technology Like Oxygen Ubiquitous, Necessary and Invisible
Thoughtful, Wise, Passionate and Kind
How Do We Change the World?
Be Humbled By The Task And Be Skeptical of Those Who Aren’t
Inquiry is for all of us. And Don’t Settle For Easy Answers http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/kjarrett/12143612396
Lead Get everyone on the bus
Organize The Time Is Now http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2163922974/
Ideas Must Live In Practice Build Systems and Structures that Reﬂect Shared Vision
What Do You Think? The link between inquiry and care
Problematize Everything What is the worst consequence of your best idea?
Empower the Kids It is their education, and it will be their world
Be One School Be What You Are For Everyone
Continue the Conversation Dream big in every community
Have Fun We get to teach!
Be Willing to Be Transformed We Have So Much Left to Learn
What do we teach in the Information Age?
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