Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.
High school students increasingly see school as something to “do,” not a place to learn. How can parents and educators reframe success to allow schools to become a place of deep engagement and real learning?
At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students’ and teachers’ everyday lives. The process, which is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, building by hand, and lots of experimentation, is documented and shared among staff.