5 Ideas for the 21st Century School

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  • Hi Kumud, that is great that you stumbled over these ideas while focusing on empathy. I agree that it is important, I am convinced you can learn it at any age. or life will teach you :-) My 5 ideas are probably creating an environment that makes it more likely that empathy is developed, especially in the selection process of the problem that the kids want to tackle. There you learn to listen, to get input from everyone and to come to a common consensus, as only if you do that, you will have the full engagement of everyone in the class for the rest of the year to solve their selected problem. I presented an updated version yesterday at the Marin County Fair with some focus on what you can do when your school isn't an Alive School yet. http://www.slideshare.net/finnern/marin-county-fair-k-ids-talks-2013-5-ideas-for-the-21st-century-school Please download and check out the notes as they give the background to the slides. As soon as I have a minute I will create a slidecast too.
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  • Hi Mark,

    Thanks for sharing these great ideas. Just this morning I read an interesting article titled 'You have to teach empathy like literacy' - http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/opinion/interviews/you-have-to-teach-empathy-like-literacy-bill-drayton-ashoka-foundation/articleshow/20952746.cms?curpg=2

    Answer to the last question appealed to me greatly when he says -'Empathy is just like literacy and learnt language. If this generation of children and young people do not master empathy (cognitive empathy which is a foundational skill), team work, a very different type of leadership and change-making they are not going to be helpful to anybody in any sector.' After reading this, I had thought it is easier if empathy is taught at early stage as there have often been many discussions around 'Can empathy be taught?' and I personally believe that if someone does not have it at a grown up stage, it is difficult. After reading the article, I had thought it should be shared with schools and coincidentally I found your presentation to share my idea! I would really need to figure out as to how could I be part of this.

    Thanks.



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    Kumud
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  • 5 Ideas for the 21st Century School

    1. 1. TEDx Creative Coast5 Ideas for the 21st Century SchoolLet Children Solve Real World Problemsby Mark Finnern
    2. 2. Greatest Gift?
    3. 3. Future of Education Salon with John Taylor Gatto
    4. 4. High School Why ?Drop Out Rate46% Boring!C ontent NOT Relevant!
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    6. 6. NASA Test: Percentage of Geniuses in Divergent Thinking 98%100% 80% 60% 40% 32% 20% 10% 0% 2% 3 to 5 Years 8 to 10 Years 13 to 15 Years 25+ Years
    7. 7. Kid draws Bird from Experience and MemoryThese illustrations are taken from: Viktor Lowenfeld and W. Lambert Brittain.Creative and Mental Growth, 6th ed. 1970. Macmillan, NY. p. 109
    8. 8. Same Kid gets asked to color a Workbook for MathThese illustrations are taken from: Viktor Lowenfeld and W. Lambert Brittain.Creative and Mental Growth, 6th ed. 1970. Macmillan, NY. p. 109
    9. 9. Birds drawn after the Stereotyping Math exerciseThese illustrations are taken from: Viktor Lowenfeld and W. Lambert Brittain.Creative and Mental Growth, 6th ed. 1970. Macmillan, NY. p. 109
    10. 10. 5 Ideas for the 21st Century School
    11. 11. Idea #1Let Children Solve Real World Problems
    12. 12. Skillpoint Alliance: Velocity Prep• 4-week summer program• Teams of 20 students form a consulting company;• Work with an actual client;• Create an innovative solution to a real-world problem;• Present their designs & solutions to the client;
    13. 13. Idea #2Let Children SelectWhich ProblemThey Want to Tackle!
    14. 14. Idea #3Wikipedia StyleTransparentProblem Solving
    15. 15. Idea #4Public Handover of the Solution
    16. 16. Idea #5Project Fridays
    17. 17. Greatest Gift?
    18. 18. John Taylor Gatto
    19. 19. Join Us!Awakening Our Schools!http://aliveschools.org

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