I’ve taught, worked with youth in many settings, in several parts of the world. I’m actually quite obsessed with what works in education and make a point to learn about education wherever I go and if possible visit schools and programs doing dynamic things. The common ground in all of these programs is that they add something extra, something more than “book” learning that propels students into their own destiny through thought and calculated action. Teaching myself I always tried to relate what I was teaching to something tangible to the students, using comparisons and visual representation, even music! In the way that TED talks give the general population a glimpse into complex subjects, teaching students tangible, dynamic skills will give youth who may have been considered a difficult case more of a chance to succeed.
Please share any projects, programs, schools, or individuals doing dynamic things to Evolve Education. We want to hear about it.