1.25.2012

Cool School


I had the pleasure of visiting my friend Simon Hauger down at the Navy Yard yesterday. He has started a new school, the Sustainability Workshop, and he is supervising 30 really bright students as they make preparations to compete in real competitions with real ideas using real-world skills. In the real world, of course, we compete, present, solve problems, and work in teams, all skills that are hugely important in the knowledge economy, and none of which get much time or instruction in a typical classroom setting. I salute Sustainability Workshop's attempt to turn education on its head, and prepare its students for success in the process.

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