Learners and educators must bring their own backgrounds and experiences into the classrooms.
All schools should create space for specialization at all ages, for students to make choices that allow them to leverage their passions and talents.
This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is a part of our New Pathways campaign. In partnership with American Student Assistance® (ASA), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Stand Together and the Walton Foundation, the New Pathways campaign will question education’s status quo and propose new methods of giving students a chance to experience success in what’s next.
On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Tom Vander Ark is joined by Jennifer Klein and Kapono Ciotti who are here to discuss their new book The Landscape Model of Learning: Designing Student-Centered Experiences for Cognitive and Cultural Inclusion.
Jennifer is a former head of school with extensive international experience and over thirty years in education, including nineteen in the classroom.
Kapono Ciotti taught in Honolulu, Hawaii, and Dakar, Senegal, for over a decade before moving into school leadership. Kapono has led schools in the United States and Egypt, where he put into practice the philosophy of “students making the world a better place.”
- Jennifer D. Klein Bio
- Principled Learning Strategies
- Kapono Instagram
- Kapono bio
- Recent Getting Smart Blog by Jennifer D. Klein
- American International School of Egypt
- NAIS People of Color Conference
- The Power of Place: Authentic Learning Through Place-Based Education
- Ken Kay and Yong Zhao on Portrait of a Graduate
- The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery by Sarah Lewis
- Rightful Presence by Tan and Barton
- Zone of proximal development
- What School Could Be
- Robert G Peters
- Deliberate Optimism co-authored by Judith Baenen