Innovation Road Trip: Traveling From Coast To Coast To Explore Knowledge-Rich American Schools
When was the moment you fell in love with learning? If you ever fell in love with learning? For most of us, it probably wasn’t when we were conjugating verbs, learning about inferences, or sequencing events. More likely it happened when our papier-mâché volcano erupted, we won a class debate, or we learned why something we were interested in happened. Art, music, foreign cultures, or learning how the world works were probably the things that captivated you the most. Schools that deliberately focus on imparting knowledge of the world by restoring wonder and excitement in the classroom are often called “knowledge-rich.” Knowledge-rich schools deepen students’ understanding of a wide range of topics, pairing the skills students need to be successful in school with the content knowledge that will prepare them for a lifetime of engaged learning.