I question whether history teachers (myself included) do enough to provide students with relevant skills, easily and obviously transferable to the real world.
When it comes down to it, I do more than just teach history. I encourage students to use evolving digital skills to explore, develop, and express their own passions and interests.
Too few administrators effectively model change-making leadership to help spur a much-needed revolution in education.
In the near future, technology will play an even more fundamental role in transforming not only how we teach, but also how students learn.
In Mark Barnes’s classroom, there are no grades or summative assessments. Instead, he gives ongoing verbal and written feedback about student progress on activities and projects. He also practices competency-based learning, with students working at their own pace.