Questions You Should Ask?


November 1, 2011 by jbrettjacobsen

Navigating the world is a journey your child will take with many.  What questions are important for families to ask a current school or prospective school about their 21st century learning environment?

  • Surrounded by great mentors of great passion and faith, how will they learn how to think critically, communicate effectively, act ethically, think creatively, innovate purposefully and collaborate willingly?
  • How will they be prepared to engage the world with confidence, compassion, and avid curiosity?
  • How do you assess student learning?
  • How do you inspire, sharpen, and equip teachers?
  • How are you innovating and leading in the local and national discussion concerning education?
  • What are the 21st century skills infused into the daily life of school?
  • How do you design and demonstrate 21st century learning?
  • What is the predominant method of instruction?
  • How are you preparing and positioning students for the global marketplace?
  • Should we expect more than just college prep?
  • To what extent are students engaged citizen leaders both locally and globally?

This is not an exhaustive list.  Let me hear from you.


One thought on “Questions You Should Ask?

  1. jbrettjacobsen says:

    Leaders of learning need a robust understanding of learning, development, teaching, and schools as settings for these activities. In this curriculum strand, students will investigate key questions:

    How does learning work?
    How are learners different?
    What’s worth learning?
    What kind of knowing matters?
    How is content best taught?
    How do we know content is getting learned?
    How do we improve learning at scale?


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Dr. Brett Jacobsen

Head of School
Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
Atlanta, GA

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