"In 2013, then, what (and who) do we want to see in our schools? What stories will we tell about them, and why? And who will get to do the telling?
What if the stories we told about schools were less about lagging dysfunction and more about healthy design?
What if the picture of teachers we painted was less about apathy and more about expertise?
What if the central message of our education coverage was not just that a learning revolution is needed, but also that it’s already underway?
Beginning today, one such effort is now underway, via a 10-part video series that chronicles a year in the life of a remarkable public school in Boston, the Mission Hill School.
Every other week until June, a new five-minute video will be released on www.ayearatmissionhill.com. Each video is both a chapter in a larger story about a single school, and a chance for all of us to spark a different sort of conversation about the state of teaching in learning in America.
Check out the first chapter below and see what you think. And if you like it, please share it widely, and add your voice to the conversation - in this blog, on Facebook and Twitter, and via every other way, virtual or in person, you can think of.
Everyone knows what it feels like to go to school.
What if everyone knew what it felt like to go to a great school?”
I am excited to share this talk! I had the pleasure being in the audience to this great conversation with one of my favorite voices in education.
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