Learn Different

Strategically planning the fire…

When injecting new visions to our strategic planning, let’s celebrate the fire of those “crazy ones”, who dreamed their farsightedness into reality, rather than plan from obsolete standards for a future which is no longer what it used to be.

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify. But the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And as some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

– Think Different” Apple 1997

Essential questions:

  • Who owns the learning?
  • Is schooling becoming dangerously irrelevant and getting in the way of students’ education?
  • Is our range of production platforms matching the diversity of our student’s learning styles?
  • Is our teaching grade oriented or learning oriented?
  • What other fields do we build for our schools beyond the football field?
  • Are we paying attention to what learning looks like outside of school?
  • What motivates students to post tutorials on Youtube for free, instead of doing homework?
  • Are online resources, social media, & digital citizenship part & parcel ingredients of learning?
  • Do we want 50 learners plus a teacher or 51 learners?
  • Technology is changing the way learners learn… is it changing the way teachers teach?
  • Do we model leadership or followship?
  • Are we ready to shift from compliance through control to engagement through autonomy?
  • International education is a plus, is global education a must?
  • Can we take the risk of reverse modeling?

Questions inspired by A. November,  M.TorresD. Pink, K. Cofino, S. McleodS. GodinA. KohnC. Shirky D.Tapscott

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