Perhaps the best way to describe me is that I have gravitated toward the “road less traveled” in my choices.
I have purposely described my focus as “learning,” rather than “education.” There are several reasons for this:
In essence, education in schools, colleges, universities, and online or adult courses is one way for us to learn, but not the only way. By focusing on learning, I am showing individuals the way to fulfill their potential, regardless of whether they are in an educational institution, or even have access to one. I will also show that overemphasizing educational accomplishment actually retards innovation and the development of our societies.
This blog will be a showcase for learning approaches, some of which are done in educational settings, but some of which are not. I will also focus on educational reform initiatives, the goal of which is to stimulate learning outside the educational system, as opposed to confining it within the educational system.
I have been an advocate and funder of lifelong learning and education programs, including participation on a major charter school board.
As a CEO for Pitney Bowes and a member of various research and advocacy groups, I have supported mixed-use, transit-oriented community development strategies. I have also focused on practical human capital development strategies to rethink how to prepare individuals with low and moderate skills to participate in the new economy.
Partners in the Learning Space:
University of Wisconsin
High performing schools or school systems
Bishop Kearney High School
Innovative digital learning systems
Powered by Learning
Building a critical mass of exceptional teachers
Teach for America
Reforming Teachers’ Unions
Producing legislative and regulatory educational reform
Norwalk Community College
Indiana Vocational and Technical Education