I am part of a group looking to open a blended learning non-profit school in Houston, TX in August of 2015. We're piecing together a Board of Directors and some preliminary philosophy statements right now. Building (a church rental) and Head of School (me) are already in place. Looking forward to getting to know everyone, finding out about your journeys and learning how to put a school together!
The idea of "portraits" and "sketches" of schools captured my imagination, even as the skeptical side of my brain wondered how much we can really keep the influence of the observer out of such "soft" research on existing schools. Lightfoot's work does capture something about schools that the general public has found it hard to accept-- good schools are a mix of art and science. We can crunch numbers and create structures for some things that make for better learning environments, but other things like the essential human interactions that make learning so exciting are impossible to objectively measure.
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Physicists Seek To Lose The Lecture As Teaching Tool : NPR
Lecturing has never been an effective teaching technique, and now that information is everywhere some say it's a waste of time. Now, physici