Some of you know I'm on the Board of Directors for the Mercer Island School District. For the past couple of years, our District's been guided by our 2020 Vision: Our students will thrive in the cognitive, digital, and global world while sustaining their passion and inspiration for learning. I'm really excited about this direction and all the inspiring teaching and learning that's going on in our District as a result.
For me personally, it means I am constantly on the lookout for books, articles, conversations, expert resources and blogs to expand and shift my thinking about teaching, learning and school to prepare our kids for their futures.
Here's a new blog - Re-educate - that I'm supporting and following. Re-educate's goal is to create a community of people who are inspired to share ideas for changing the way we think about school. The blog's primary author is Steve Miranda, who recently left the most academically successful high school in the Seattle School District to work at a small school that approaches education from a uniquely 21st century perspective. Steve's a great writer and his reflections on the divergent school environments he's inhabited makes me think!