3 Critical Questions Changemaker Learning Outcomes Can Help Us Answer

3 Critical Questions Changemaker Learning Outcomes Can Help Us Answer

At Ashoka U we wrestle with this question all the time and see supporting that line of questioning as a key part of what we do. To that end, we believe it is important to help educators identify and develop learning outcomes for social entrepreneurship, social innovation, and changemaker education.

Learning outcomes shape what students will learn. And what the next generation learns will in many ways shape their ability to tackle our most pressing global problems.

If Not Colorblindness… Then What?

If Not Colorblindness… Then What?

We’ve talked about how the “colorblindness” approach is not the most helpful way to interact with people of different races and cultures here and here. If you read those posts and are ready to consider a new way of interacting with children, you may be wondering… but what is the best approach?
According to Dr. Monnica Williams, identity can be thought of at three levels: individual, group or universal. Individual is the idea that each person is unique. Group is the idea that we are all members of certain groups, and universal is the idea that we are all human beings.

4 Keys to Campus Wide Change

4 Keys to Campus Wide Change

It is infinitely harder to change what already exists rather than start from scratch.  This is especially true with long-entrenched cultures, and structures.
On the flip side, the potential for shifting resources within a large, well-respected institution can lead to results on a much larger scale than a start-up. This is the power and potential for leading change within an institutional context.

Ready To Quit: A Teacher’s Reflection On The Most Challenging Student Of Her Career

Ready To Quit: A Teacher’s Reflection On The Most Challenging Student Of Her Career

Early in the year, Cristina Garcia recalls her student laughing as he ripped artwork off the walls. Cristina is a Pre-K teacher at Momentous School and has worked in education for 16 years. This year she had the most challenging student of her career.