Last night several candidates were invited to an informal forum in a friend’s living room. We had some great discussions. One question posed was "What is one area or focus we see having an impact on learning in the next few years? We had a dynamic discussion around the topic of changing the current focus on our students achieving a test score, to learning.
As it happens, this past Tuesday night the Parent Diversity Advisory Council also hosted a discussion around this same topic based on Carol Dweck's book "Mindset". We utilized a few TED TALKS to stimulate thoughts and dialogue around "What makes a great parent?" and "What makes a great teacher?” I encourage you to view them also: