Posts Tagged ‘Education Innovation’

Gould Academy, Leading Education Innovation

February 2, 2016
This past weekend was Winter Parents and Family Weekend.  Parents and students learned about upcoming Four Point trips: travel to China and Tanzania, winter expedition, and immersion in the arts and community service. 10th-graders took…Read More

What, no testing?

October 22, 2015
As colleges compete for great students, some are becoming  more nuanced in their application process, using portfolios and becoming test optional. This is great news for many talented students. Hampshire College pushed the envelope further…Read More

Alibaba…Global Commerce as a 3D Printer

September 29, 2014
The Alibaba IPO, richest in history, has been all over the news. I didn’t really understand the implications of Alibaba until I watched the video report below which likens Alibaba to a global 3D printer.…Read More

Finland, Finland, Finland

August 12, 2013
For fans of Monty Python’s Spamalot, when you hear “Finland”, a song comes to mind. For educators, Finland has become a byword for successful public education. A recent article in the Guardian provides a relatively…Read More

Innovation in School Models, Part 2

February 6, 2013
Before wading into the heavy matter of independent school business models, I did want to share a great moment from assembly this week. Below is a clip from Jeff Candura’s  fun and engaging presentation  about…Read More

Innovation in School Models

January 25, 2013
Here are a few items that highlight the  significant structural change happening in independent schools and colleges. We are fortunate to be on solid financial ground and to have a Board of Trustees fully engaged…Read More

Are Schools Killing Creativity?

November 9, 2012
In his brilliant 2006 TED talk, Sir Ken Robinson argued that our education system kills creativity. The talk is funny, engaging, and makes a powerful argument that quickly became  a staple, even a cliche, in education…Read More