In this episode, Matt and Dr. Holland talk about what school is today, how it should be viewed through different lenses, and how instituting change can be a group effort with a few fundamental questions.
Dr. Beth Holland has over 20 years of experience in education. She has taught in K-12 classrooms, served as Director of Academic Technology in an independent school, designed professional learning programs for schools around the world, and created tools and strategies to support education leaders. She blogs regularly for EdTech Researcher at Education Week and Edutopia, presents nationally as well as internationally, and researches the socio-historical, psychological, and communication systems affecting innovation in schools. She holds an Education Doctorate (EdD) in Entrepreneurial Leadership in Education from Johns Hopkins University, a Master's degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education from Harvard University, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Communications from Northwestern University.
RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
Tyack and Tobin - Grammar of Schooling: Why has it Been so Hard to Change? (pay to view)
Tiak and Cuban - Tinkering Toward Utopia
Yong Zhao - Why Not the Best Schools?
Ted Dintersmith - What School Could Be
Alexander, Shallert, & Reynolds - What is Learning Anyway? A Topographical Perspective Considered (ERIC Link)
Improvement Science at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Bryk, Gomez, Grunow, & Mahieu - Learning to Improve: How America's Schools Can Get Better and Getting Better
Jean Twenge - iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy - and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood - and What that Means for the Rest of Us
danah boyd - It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens
Beth Holland (website)
Beth Holland (Twitter)