School and the Real World

“We’re seeing students who were previously timid problem solvers afraid to give the wrong answer, now intrepid problem solvers.”

This killer quote from Kevin Gant who speaks in this 7-minute TEDx video is incredibly important in a country like South Africa where we are desperately seeking a new approach to education.

Gant and three colleagues co-founded nex+Gen Academy in collaboration with Sandia Labs, Intel, APS, and the non-profit New Tech Network (NTN). Gant has served as a School Development Coach with NTN, helping to implement and support more than 10 new schools in seven different states, and has trained hundreds of teachers in project-based learning.

Enjoy the video:

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