It is that time of year again and we are blessed to be able to receive the acclaimed professor Guy Claxton! Wait, let me guess, you have no idea who the guy is. Right? (Sorry, pun is totally intended) Well, Guy Claxton is one of my educational hero. He is better known for his bestseller, “What’s the Point of School,” where he basically criticizes the current standardized educational system and provides a new scientifically and psychologically based frame work to change the way we are teaching youth around the world and essentially change the world into a better place while doing so.
Now, in some counties, these changes are already taking place. And, while Argentina is surprisingly progressive in their methodology on a creative and intuitive level, they are lacking this framework that would allow them to work systematically through their creativity, providing a bit more organization. The good news is, there are dozens of schools eager to innovate their current methodology, and some that are even interested in Mr. Claxton’s theory of Building Learning Power.
We, here at Spanish in Rosario, are one of those schools!! Which is why we have worked so hard to bring him back to Rosario again this year! But we are not the only ones. Many local schools here in Rosario are also interested. In fact, one of them has decided to help us in sponsoring the upcoming event and have plans in place to begin applying Building Learning Power, not only within the classroom, but rather as an overall innovation of their current framework.
This school is El Colegio Español de Rosario. In fact, their goal is not only to begin changing the culture of their school, but to become the first BLP school in Argentina. THAT is what I call innovative!