Themes from Thursday at NAIS

http://www.nais.org/files/images/logoNAIS.gifCommon themes were evident in all the presentations today.

  • Empathy
  • Caring
  • Opportunity
  • Take Risks – we learn from our failures
  • Share and Collaborate
  • Adapt (we cannot expect kids to learn in a 20th century model because that’s how we did – they live in the 21C).
  • Have a purpose and find joy in what you do

What I take away from today is these themes aren’t just for our students, but for educators as well.

Tomorrow’s sessions look even better. I can’t wait!

I also love next year’s theme for this conference: Monumental Opportunities: Advancing Our Public Purpose

Pretty cool seeing the organization follow this years themes by taking the risk to act on them. Along with an infinite number of questions about the future of schools and education, there’s a lot of uncertainty ahead and some scary numbers to consider.  There isn’t gong to be one correct answer on a test that we can choose and fill in a bubble. But we’re not going to solve anything by doing nothing.


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One thought on “Themes from Thursday at NAIS

  1. Back in SEA, inspired and wired by the conference, too. Just finished all of your entries and want to thank you again for the courage to blog your thoughts. Still revving mine up, but I so enjoy hearing your reactions to ideas. I’m very excited about this next half of the school year and beyond!

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