I’ve been watching various talks from leaders in the 21st Century Learning/education reform /education technology field over the last few months. They are fascinating, motivating, and very thought provoking. Not being a teacher (anymore) or involved in education on a day-to-day basis makes it easy for me to think that we can make these reforms and changes. Do I really have the authority to ask for change from schools, in particular the schools that my kids attend?
One finally pushed me “to the other side.” Chris Lehmann, principal of the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, is a leader in the educational reform and technology communities. In his TEDxNYED talk from March 2010, Lehmann closes by asking, “How do we change the world?” A big question. How do we start?
“It’s time to organize. I mean all of us together – administrators, teachers, parents, students. If not me, then who. If not now, then when.” —Chris Lehmann
So, that’s what I’m doing. I’ll blog. I’ll talk. I’ll push. Watch this video and join me.