Schools as Innovative Spaces

Steven Johnson‘s video essay on where good ideas come from (not coincidentally, also the title of his forthcoming book) is very compelling and worth five minutes of your time.

We should be organizing schools as spaces that foster innovation and creativity, and connecting them to other people and groups doing the same thing.

First, however, we need to seriously commit to the idea that these are traits we want our students to acquire during their K12 years (as opposed to just reciting sound bites about it).

Or at least that those goals rank higher than that of passing an annual multiple choice test.

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