10 Things That Will Surprise You If You Put Kids In Charge

Jeff Sandefer at the Acton Academy in Austin, TX describes the innovative work they are doing there:

At the Acton Academy in Austin, TX, we are experimenting with a “Learner Driven Community,” a disruptive approach led by self-directed learners, in a community tightly bound by personal covenants and contracts, using the full power of the internet to craft a transformative, personalized learning path.

While we are in the early stages of refining the model, I believe schools like ours can deliver a transformative learning experience for less than $2,000 annually per student.

My favorite surprise:

Surprise #3: In the 21st Century, ‘Learning to Do’ and ‘Learning to Be’ are ten times more important than ‘Learning to Know.’


Link: https://www.edsurge.com/n/2014-05-23-10-things-that-will-surprise-you-if-you-put-kids-in-charge