Adventures in Singapore: My Parting Thoughts in Slide Form

I gave two final presentations today: one to the staff at the Academy of Singapore Teachers and one to a group of School Principals. The first provides a little summary of my experience in Singapore with bullet points of my learnings and my suggestions. The second accompanies the message that I shared to school leaders […]

Experiencing continuous improvement in Singapore

One of the amazing facets of my visit to Singapore is that I’ve not just been invited to present to audiences, but I have been invited to be part of the system in Singapore. Over the past week, I have had the chance to offer two history master classes to Singapore teachers on tech integration […]

Adventures in Singapore: What would happen if you could get everyone in the same room?

One of the great things about my job, is that by virtue of being an outsider, often organizations will bring together diverse groups of people to solve important challenges around technology integration (“Justin Reich is coming next week, let’s have him meet with all the stakeholders.)  But the meeting I had in Singapore on Friday […]

Adventures in Singapore: Equity as a Pathway to Excellence

Fact: The national school systems with the highest test scores also have the least variation in test scores among subgroups (by race and income). In other words, the best systems are also the most equitable. What’s harder to prove, but seems to be the case, is that equity is not merely a by-product of excellence, […]

Adventures in Singapore: Teacher Leadership

The teaching job in America was designed as a temporary position, for men before the headed to college or for women before they got married. As it transitioned into being a career, it never really developed the features of having a career trajectory. It’s one of the only careers in America where the responsibilities that […]

Singapore Education–Teachers Leading the Next Level of Work

Posted by on Jan 25, 2012 in International, Reform, Uncategorized | One Comment

So if you are one of the world’s best education systems, how do you keep getting better? In Singapore, the answer is the Academy of Singapore Teachers. One of the most important points that came out of the McKinsey evaluation of global education was that the strategies that get a school system from poor to […]

Singapore- Connecting Technology to Learning Goals

I’m in the air between Boston and Minneapolis, on the first leg of  a ~30 hour journey journey to Singapore. My EdTechTeacher colleague Tom Daccord and I have been invited by the Academy of Singapore Teachers as part of a new exchange program called the Outstanding Educators in Residence program. We’re each spending two weeks […]