The American classroom: It’s been the same for over a hundred years, unchanged since a time when the best job most could hope for was tending to the family farm or working on an assembly line. That doesn’t make sense.
Our understanding of education and learning has evolved dramatically, drawing on social science research as well as the experience and insights of innovative educators. Our economy has been reinvented, as have the education-dependent jobs being created. But our nation’s schools, while integrating some of the technology of this new economy into their classroom tools, have struggled to adapt in more fundamental ways.
We live in the most connected, flexible, innovative time in history. It’s time for schools to prepare our kids to adapt to that reality. With GOOD Education, we will showcase the discoveries and insights that are helping us better understand how we learn while celebrating and elevating the educators and innovators who are putting that knowledge to work. Integrating existing and new content from our exclusive brand partner, XQ Institute, we will drive a cultural conversation around what education can and should become in our country.
If you have ideas or questions, reach out to GOOD Education’s editors, Katie Wudel and Liz Dwyer.