December 11, 2018

“Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.”
James A. Garfield

A New Day Begins

How can the system of public education become uncompromisingly learner-centered?  This question will guide our journey together on this blog.  The foundational principle is that context matters a whole lot when creating solutions to education issues.  Since the Committee of 10 in the1890’s education practitioners have been told what they should do to make their profession better.  It has become so silly that practitioners forget that the biggest store of knowledge about education resides in their experiences.  The people interacting with learners everyday know the context of their school, of their community and of their learners.  Let them develop programs and practices that allow the system of education to become uncompromisingly learner-centered. 

How will you become learner-centered?

About the author 

Tom Butler, Ph.D.

I believe that public education is for the public good and that education should be uncompromisingly learner-centered. The New Learning Ecosystem points us away from the old model of education that does not serve kids well. All educators regardless of where they work can help lead and contribute to the New Learning Ecosystem.

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