“Be the change that you wish to see in the world” Mahatma Ghandi
Change can be a scary thing! If you recognise the famous line above, you are likely a fellow educator with a penchant for understanding our ever-changing and evolving education system, like me. Perhaps 21st Century Education is your forte, or maybe you are more of a traditionalist: comfortable with standards, content, and the art of curriculum delivery.
Around here, we’ll mostly be discussing the evolution of 21st Century learning skills – from teaching content to engaging all learners – neuroscience, and the changing face of education.
Education is a reflective process.
This blog provides my views and experience on educational leadership, neuroscience, best practices, and creating student-centered learning environments that promote learning capacity for all.
I began my teaching career in Melbourne upon graduating from Australian Catholic University back in the 1980’s and have been in the education field for over 25 years now. Married to an American Naval Officer, my husband’s career afforded us the opportunity to live and work abroad, both in the United Kingdom and the United States where we currently reside.
I have been the Primary School Principal of an independent K-12 school in Honolulu, Hawaii for the past 10 years. I also have my own business as a trained dyslexia consultant, screening for, and tutoring students with dyslexia.
Change doesn’t happen overnight, but certainly takes the courage and mindset to think outside the box to focus on student learning. In my experience, one of the greatest personal challenges is engaging leaders in the notion that connecting, sharing, and learning together – modeling the change we want to see in the world – is important and worth exploring.
Over the next several posts, I’d like to explore and analyze some of the current developments in neuroscience in our education system today, and share with you my experiences both as parent and principal with the Fast ForWord program.
One question to ponder until next time: What will be important for your students to know, value, and be able to do in a future that's hard to visualize? Watch the video for some thoughts about the future.