Watching this video, a thought crossed my mind, I had to share.
Gary was asked by an interviewer for a podcast Gary was guesting on, “If you took over an elementary or grade school what would be the first thing you’d do?”
Gary immediately mentions the marketing, since he’s gotta get students to attend “his” school.
Gary follows that thought with ruling out all memorization.
I believe if Gary was given time to think it through, his curriculum north star would be instilling confidence in the kids.
And setting up the team to focus upon getting to know the kids and connecting each kid with their ideal path.
This is the antithesis of the school system I went through. Kids conform to the system, not the other way round.
I think that is the first thing Gary would change as part of the foundation of the new school. Which I see as a big win for the school staff and the kids attending the school.