Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Now that's a school!

I recently stumbled across this video about some schools in Singapore.  Mind-blowing really.  I have seen many schools with a few of these innovations, but none with so many, nor with such thought.  Consider the degree of community involvement and participation in such schools.  Consider the broad, well-rounded thought process that went into these schools - physical environment, kinesthetic design, green design, the arts, the whole-child.  No doubt it is expensive, but I am sure the community made the necessary investments and are seeing results and returns.  If we really put our minds to it and thought outside the box, what could our schools look like?  What changes would we make?  Would we even have schools as we know them?  If we designed with the whole-child in mind, what would we get?  How would k-3 look different from 4-6, 7-9, 10-12? 


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