Potemkin programming: Adolescent Entrepreneurship without prior Apprenticeship

… is like high-end siding on a house without a frame. There's a lot of buzz in the education world about how skills and character traits that characterize successful entrepreneurs might be imparted to our youth in order to foster successful participation in the new economy. I'm a skeptic. Research into how the essential traits of successful entrepreneurship … Continue reading Potemkin programming: Adolescent Entrepreneurship without prior Apprenticeship

Using developmental need to drive adolescent program development

The single most crucial element for the iterative design of developmentally meaningful adolescent programming is what I call a Pull Curriculum. The idea of the Pull Curriculum is informed by my experience as a Montessori teacher and elaborated for the secondary level. Teachers curate a co-working environment, offer collective learning experiences, introduce new materials and ideas, … Continue reading Using developmental need to drive adolescent program development