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Why School?

How Education Must Change When Learning and Information Are Everywhere

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.


A new generation of highly wired and interconnected kids are crafting - even demanding - a new and different narrative around learning, creating a movement that challenges the fundamental premises of what we call “school." In this new story, real learning happens anytime, anywhere, with anyone we like, not just with a teacher and some age-grouped peers in a classroom from September to June. More importantly, it happens around the things that we learners choose to learn, not what someone else tells us to learn. How can schools adjust? Or students? Or parents? In this provocative read, respected education writer Will Richardson offers a bold plan for rethinking how we teach our kids, and the consequences if we don't.

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An Enjoyable and Quick Read: Perfect for On-the-Go Lifestyles

A well-written, easy to read text created for today's teacher; whether a dinosaur in the educational world or new born pup, this book can shake up one's mental drive to look past what we've always known about our system of instruction.

The author provides a quick look into the future of education and the possibilities of paths, we as a country, can follow.

I found, the author took the time to think of things about my career that I simply don't have the time to; after reading his book, my interest is peaked and I plan to allot time in my schedule to better formulate my own opinion in regards to educational reform and the impact of our current and future technologies.

My last statement, thank you. I am truly grateful for this convincing push to ask myself, "Why school?"


Wonderful conversational

Will hits the nail on the head with his perspectives on education. He recognizes the need for change, describes it well and suggests possible solutions in general and by using a few specifics. A great read for parents, educators, and especially administrators.

Why School?

This was one of the most influential books I have read in the past 20 years I have been in education. It is timely and I hope all educators start thinking this way or my kids and most others don't have a chance at competing for jobs that we don't even know about yet. Time for the factory model to retire.

Why School?
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  • $2.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Education
  • Published: Sep 12, 2012
  • Publisher: TED Conferences
  • Seller: TED Conferences, LLC
  • Print Length: 40 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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