For all the theoretical discussion about learning and how our institutions must change, there’s an entire universe of junior and high school administrators successfully navigating this new world every morning – and in every hallway. It calls for changes in teacher training, technology, and different way administrators interact with students. And in some cases, it calls for a radical rethink of how (and where) high school is conducted. It's not easy to fundamentally change the business of education, but these four are tackling it head-on.
While attending TEDxAtlanta this week, I interviewed four leading school administrators from Greater Atlanta Christian, Westminster, Blessed Trinity Catholic and THINK Global. While each had their own take on how to implement these required changes, the common thread was each had the vision to be doing it right now. Whether that’s GAC’s industry-leading partnership with Apple to put iPod touchs in every student’s hand, or THINK’s three-cities-per-year high school that begins this year in Stockholm, Sydney and Beijing – these institutions are living proof that change is afoot.
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