Hi, I am Phil Jarvis,
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I believe that...
...education should help students find their authentic self, identify issues that ignite their passion for learning and life, and master the social-emotional skills and competencies they’ll need to create a happy, purposeful, and fulfilling life. It should empower students to create a great life (passion) and a better world (purpose).
This requires a dramatic shift from slavish adherence to prescribed, age-based, college-prep curriculum and standardized tests to a personalized, problem- and community-based learning approach in which students address real-world issues, like the UN Sustainable Development Goals (below), while mastering skills they'll need lifelong, like Michael Pullan's 6 C's of deep learning (left).
TO CREATE A BETTER WORLD
Every child possesses the most remarkable, renewable, expandable, natural resource on the planet – a human brain – with limitless capacity for wonder, imagination, creativity, empathy, and love.
Children haven’t yet fully accepted boundaries of convention, convenience, prejudice, hate, or inertia to which many adults have surrendered. Every child has the potential for prodigious accomplishments in any field she or he cares deeply enough about.
Rather than marks and grades, if public education focuses on igniting and channeling students’ wonder, innocence, sense of justice, creativity, hope, and unbounded potential, in less than a generation the world will be kinder, more equitable, and healthier in every sense.