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For the last five years we have been seeking, and celebrating, educators who are committed to developing whole children, with continued integrity and agency to effectively use the competencies learned in school.

And, we have heard from several of those educators that it can be lonely work, with other teachers, administrators and parents comfortable with the way education has been. So, Benjamin Smith, Jennifer Wilson and I wrote a paper called Generative Education as an evolving exploration of what we have seen and an invitation for those who would like to share a field of practice. We define generative education as:
 

“Generative education is an integrated approach to creating
learning environments that enable each child and teacher to
develop agency, connection, and courage so that they can sense
and respond in life-affirming ways throughout their life.”
 


The paper Generative Education can be found here.

That paper is 40 pages, so for those with limited time, we created a summary of the paper for context and the critical mindset components. Click here to read the summary.

We do not believe there’s a single set of ‘best practices’ that can be dropped into any school, radically transforming it into a model of generative education. Such approaches deprive school community members of their own agency, creativity, and cultural insight.

So, we are looking forward to connecting educators and supporters of education globally who are interested in developing the field of practice within this generative framework.

Join the Community

Consider joining one or both of two video calls in the following time slots to be a part of exploring this initiatve:

  • Thursday, September 13th, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EST
  • Saturday, September 15th, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EST

For more information and to register, click here.

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Chuck Peters is President of The Gazette Company in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He can be reached at chuck.peters@thegazettecompany.com.