Students sitting at desks in neat rows facing the front of the room. Teachers writing on a chalkboard, delivering information to be memorized and later recalled on tests. Bells that signal it’s time to change classrooms.
What most consider “typical” school design has its roots in the Industrial Age when factory and assembly line workers were in high demand.
But this one-size-fits-all, rote approach to learning is now obsolete.
by Lynn DeHoyos, senior manager, corporate citizenship, Deloitte Services LP
A coworker recently invited me to a group session at a non-profit organization that helps people impacted by poverty gain and keep employment. During these gatherings, attendees wear business attire -- dressing for the jobs they want. Participants, volunteers, and staff share their experiences and affirm one another. The ritual is part of the participants’ daily routine of showing up, ready to work, learn, and find a path to providing for themselves and their families.