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It’s Time to Pivot!
How Small Shifts in Education can Change the World
There is a belief today that more time in school will improve education. However, the learning process of young minds involves much more than time spent in classrooms, and quality of education should be measured by more than test results. As noted in my post, “The US Education System is Broken, or is it?” school’s primary purpose is not educating children, but preparing them to be educated by the world as lifelong learners.
The purpose of school needs to be providing necessary tools and experiences to be successful in an increasingly complex, inter-connected, and globalized world. The tools and skills that students learn must help them interact with and navigate diverse socio-economic environments in which they will find themselves. A truly educated person is able to engage the communities of which they will one day become leaders, and not simply able to score well on classroom tests.
Small, intentional “pivots” within our education system will more successfully prepare students for life. Moreover, we need to teach students how to pivot as they will live longer lives with the need for multiple adaptations in response to global changes. My own pivot process includes using previously accumulated skills and contacts to change course as needed or when greater opportunities present themselves (or can be created).
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Keep an eye on your inbox as we will soon be announcing two global opportunities in August/September for your students to connect with peers in Chile and India. If the age range is a match for you and you are a Ravi Unites Schools member, you will receive an email with a link on how to apply for these opportunities (each opportunity will come in a separate email and with a separate application). There will be a deadline to apply, so be sure to open the email as soon as you receive it.
Do not miss this opportunity! A “Songwriting Safari” in Chile
February 21-March 1, 2020.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to collaborate with songwriters from multiple cultures and backgrounds under the guidance of Ravi Hutheesing, former member of three-time Grammy Award nominee, Hanson. You will write at least three songs with hands-on instruction from Ravi and his award-winning songwriting teaching method, 1-2-3 Songwriting, as well as learn from carefully selected well-known guest instructors. By participating in this unique ten-day workshop, you will create timeless songs, build global friendships and memorable artistic collaborations, and discover how you can use your talents to change the world.