Eradicate Average! CULTURIZE Your School. Average schools don't inspire greatness--and greatness is what our world needs if we are going to produce world-changing learners. In Culturize, author and education leader Jimmy Casas shares insights into what it takes to cultivate a community of learners who embody the innately human traits our world desperately needs, such as kindness, honesty, and compassion. His stories reveal how these soft skills can be honed while meeting and exceeding academic standards of twenty-first-century learning.
Learning is the process of acquiring new knowledge and skills. Education means organized programs of learning. Training is a type of education that’s focused on learning specific skills. By schools, we don’t mean only the conventional facilities that we are used to for children and teenagers. We mean any community of
The first step in teaching students to innovate is making sure that educators have opportunities to be innovators themselves. Although some teachers attempt this hard work alone, the culture of a school or district can set the stage for innovation to flourish or flounder. The right conditions include a shared vision
Provocatively titled, Disrupting Class is just what America's K-12 education system needs--a well thought-through proposal for using technology to better serve students and bring our schools into the 21st Century. Unlike so many education 'reforms, ' this is not small-bore stuff. For that reason alone, it's likely to be resisted by defenders
We either believe that all students have the potential to learn at a level that reflects success, or we don’t.
Getting to know our students on a more personal level, such as their interests, fears, and talents is vital to creating a classroom culture where every child feels valued and understood.
Culture builders understand that the promise of expectations left unfulfilled can sometimes leave them feeling drained and defeated, resulting in disappointment and heartache; however, they never lose hope.
The key to success for students is to build up their confidence to the level they believe they can learn or achieve anything they put their minds to.
Strong teachers and leaders recognize that it is possible to stay calm and rationally seek solutions even in the midst of chaos.
Educators who have remained positive over the years have figured out they are happier when they own their own morale rather than depend on others or place blame somewhere else for their attitude.