Over the past year, one theme that kept surfacing for me across visits was the importance of contextual factors in designing learning experiences and determining priorities.
Although the importance of context to inform our understanding may seem obvious with global comparisons (ie. a school in rural Uganda compared to a school in urban Toronto faces clearly different circumstances), contextual factors can play an important role for schools even within the same city.
Two distinct schools in New York helped me to demonstrate this first lesson: Context Matters.
Here is a brief explanation shared at AERO2016:
I look forward to sharing lesson #2 next week!
A passionate educator.. on a quest for a schooling model to love!