Since WonderLab is all about asking questions that really make Learners think, I’d like to ask you two today:
- What are the most important things about the upper-elementary or middle school-aged Learners in your life?
- How might you customize education to meet their unique circumstances—to personalize education to take into consideration the most important things about them?
For years the education reform movement has been trying to… well… reform education. WonderLab was born out of a few core beliefs that offer an alternative to this focus on systems and models that scale:
- Education means too many things to too many people to be reformed or fixed at a national, state, district, or even school level.
- The best person to “fix” education is the individual Learner.
- That learning to be and learning to do are the best ways to learn to know.
“Learning to know” and “learning to do” seem pretty intuitive, but what do we mean by “learning to be?” We’re not asking “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Rather, WonderLab Learners think deeply about who they are and who they want to become—about what their gifts are, and how they might be used in a way that brings them joy and serves others.
Which leads us back to Sir Ken, who in a TED Talk in 2010 noted that “human resources are like natural resources; they’re often buried deep. You have to go looking for them, they’re not just lying around on the surface.”
He continues in that same TED Talk to declare that the future of education is “not about scaling a new solution; it's about creating a movement in education in which people develop their own solutions, but with external support based on a personalized curriculum.”
At WonderLab, we couldn’t agree more.
Join us and get in on the ground floor of this movement. More specifically, please take two minutes to look at our approach, then review the two questions that I’ve asked above, and schedule a free 20-minute consultation to see how we might work together to customize education to meet your young Learner’s unique circumstances.
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