Zoomed with amazing educators at the CSTA – CS4TX Houston meetup. They are feeling good about the school year and their students. My biggest take-away is the need for 20% innovative time to scale ideas and passions of both teachers and students. A time to debate, research, create common ground and action. I feel my place is to support as needed with tiny tweaks. It is the teachers who know what they need, and sounds like today they feel the start of the school year is looking good. Onward Houston to making CSforAll a reality and scaling Aspirations for young women.
Do you see the light at the end of the tunnel? Do you know the story of Rose Marie Kennedy? Do you trust the experts who know best for your child’s education? What is it that you have changed your mind about and why? What gives you goose bumps?
Time to debate, research, to create common ground through action. To learn to change your mind and understand why. A place to grow Mr. Rogers and feel goose bumps. Time to build RootsandShoots.
Time to build TRUST …
Quotes from Daniel Boorstin, who I learned about in “The Great Pretender” author of Brain on Fire:
- The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.
- Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.
- Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.
Attended a Children @ Risk seminar on STEM education where the panelists rated Texas with a “C” including Lucinda Presley from the Innovation Collaborative who is doing great work that needs to be scaled. Question is how to make all schools get an “A” in STEAM. Along with education policy.