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Commit to These 16 Transformative Education Principles

Chris Thinnes

In the fall of 2012, educators and parents from 125 schools and districts participated in a conference with nine leading voices in education and child development. Based on their input, and anchoring their reflections, were a set of principles emphasizing student engagement, character & community, and deeper learning that could serve, as Sir Ken Robinson invited us to consider, as "a framework for collaborative action [for] creating the kinds of education systems that we need." Read it, sign it, share it, and use this document to facilitate continued reflection and action in your learning community, at school or at home.

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