August 11, 2016

What if we designed our schools around the thinking patterns we wanted to promote? What if we tore down the walls that typically confine learning to subject- specific classes and instead opened up the space for integrated, project- based learning? What if schools in the 21st Century were as adaptive and flexible as the most successful businesses?

A typical lesson in Futures Academy

Imagine entering a classroom without a teacher.  Upon opening the door, you step inside a large open space with a rolling whiteboard that stands in the middle of the room. There is a question strewn across its surface: “As members of a new society, ho...

July 1, 2016

I pass the same river every day. It doesn’t look much like a river. With trash that smothers its surface, it looks more like a massive dumping ground for those too lazy to find the nearest trash can. It used to be the most majestic waterway of ancient times. Now, it’s an eyesore.

About a year ago, I purchased a 10 speed bike and committed to biking to school at least one day every week. The river served as a roadmap, winding and meandering to guide me all the way from the city of Beijing to the Shunyi suburbs where I worked. It was on these rides that I swore one day I would try to help return this river to its once majestic st...

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Kyle Wagner
School Transformation and Project- Based Learning Coach

I help forward thinking educators and schools create socially, emotionally, and globally aware citizens through project based learning.

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