The Relationship School
Interesting piece this morning by David Brooks in the NY Times.
I like his line about the school’s founder, Shimon Waronker: “He wants schools to operate more like the networked collaborative world of today.”
It’s exciting to see the increasing recognition that our schools aren’t fully preparing students for today’s rapidly changing world. And to read about the emphasis on relationships in this school - especially between student and teacher. Because it’s through relationships that we learn about empathy, teamwork, conflict resolution, and similar skills that are absolutely essential for us to succeed.
As it turns out, this school isn’t too far from me in NYC so I’ll have to make a visit!