For those who work in the education sector, please check out this video. Fortunately, the school where I work has embraced much of the suggestions mentioned in this talk. I feel its important to spread the word in the hope that other schools and school leaders are inspired to make change in their own environments. If your school is not providing real-world experiences, please share this video with your students, colleagues and leadership team!
This TEDx Talk was Published on Nov 3, 2014
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Schools have historically been set up to work for teachers. Learn about easy steps almost any school can take to make schools more student oriented.
Eric is a Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) http://www.leadered.com/ and Scholastic Achievement Partners (SAP). He also maintains a presence as a practitioner by serving as the K-12 Director of Technology and Innovation in the Spotswood School District (NJ). Prior to this he was the award-winning Principal at New Milford High School. Under his leadership his school became a globally recognized model for innovative practices. Eric oversaw the successful implementation of several sustainable change initiatives that radically transformed the learning culture at his school while increasing achievement. Learn more about Eric at http://ericsheninger.com
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