What would schools look like if educators could challenge, change, or discard something significant at their school? As many of you know I have challenged a wide variety of educators to contributed to a crowd-sourced knowledge base by asking “What if…?” questions that reflect this kind of expansive thinking. Over the last 15 months I have gathered about 2,000 of these comments from more than 1,700 educators, including a smallish percentage of parents and students.
I have started to synthesize the results of this effort, and am in the process of writing an article for Independent School Magazine. I don’t want to spoil that reporting, but here is a teaser: the VAST majority of ideas fall into categories that are not only forward looking, but generally either under-represented in many, in not most, school strategic plans! More to come.