By Mike Klein
Youngsters are curious creatures. They will engage in new styles of learning with excitement. Technology enabled classrooms to create a seismic shift in the teacher-pupil relationship. Smart boards replace dumb black boards. Tablets replace books. Students stacked in rows learning the same lesson has begun to shift toward pupils on personalized learning tracks with teacher participation rather than teacher domination. Therein is the big challenge; how do you get the adults on board?
“At the teacher level, it is a huge paradigm shift,” says Matchbook Learning founder and CEO Sajan George, who developed his model after spending years designing corporate – style turnarounds of big city schools that have the worst academic performance records. George discussed the…