About the Book:
During the 2016 school year, innovation expert Ted Dintersmith took an unprecedented trip across America. He visited all fifty states, seeking to raise awareness about the urgent need to reimagine education to prepare students for an increasingly-innovative world. As he traveled, though, he met innovative teachers all across the country -- teachers doing extraordinary things in ordinary settings, creating innovative classrooms where children learn deeply and joyously, students who can’t wait to get to school each day as they develop purpose, agency, essential skill sets and mind-sets, and deep knowledge. The insights of these teachers offer a vision of what school could be, and a model for how to help all schools achieve it.
America's clock is ticking. Our archaic model of education trains children for a world that no longer exists. Concurrently, accelerating advances in technology are eliminating millions of jobs. Absent profound change, the futures of millions of children -- and our very democracy -- are at risk. But America’s innovative educators give us reason for hope. We need to listen to them, and What School Could Be gives you a running start.