Finnish Education: Topics, Play, Student Rearing, National Pride

The Finns are teaching topics/phenomena. No more of an hour of history followed by an hour of chemistry.

The idea aims to eliminate one of the biggest gripes of students everywhere: “What is the point of learning this?”

Conscious Listening

You can do it in a beautiful place as well, like at a lake. How many birds am I hearing? Where are they? Where are those ripples?

It’s a great exercise for improving your quality of listening, and quality of life.

No Ego, Just Self Confidence

Saved this in my inbox for the last 5 years, looking at it once or twice a year trying to understand more from it.

Susan Engel on Measuring Learning

What would happen if we changed the implicit goal of education to make happiness, rather than money, the graduation prize?

AltSchool: Classroom as laboratory

Operating our own schools is how we iterate and refine what we’re doing, and how we’ll stay closest to the school experience.

We’re a constant work in progress. But we think that as we scale, we’ll accelerate our rate of improvement.

On Self-Confidence and A Growth Mindset

Get comfortable with discomfort.

Citizen Schools: Organize Community to Self-Educate

Citizen Schools

Citizen Schools mobilizes members of community- and civically-minded volunteer organizations to help fill the opportunity gap.