Educators and start-up teams bring passion to their work. OKRs and a late 20th-century school reform model can help us harness that passion and create powerful innovation in schools. Image by Ian Schneider on Unsplash

Reinventing Education: Lessons From A Start-Up

Would you go to a hospital that was still operating as it was 100 years ago, or even 10 years ago?

Would you be satisfied with a car using 1970 technology?

Why would you send your child to a school that looks like the school your grandparents attended?

Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?

So you’re passionate? How passionate? What actions does your passion lead you to do? If the heart doesn’t find a perfect rhyme with the head, then your passion means nothing.

Figure One: Except for the word mastery and the phrase “co-design their learning paths,” these were the objectives for the AltSchool beta classroom.
Figure Two: Schoolwide Objective #1 and Key Results
Figure Three: Mastery Learning Working Group OKRs

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