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Matt Dale

Teacher and Coach, Canyon High School

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Who do I contact about joining the learning and education revolution?

After much thought and preparation, I have decided that I am ready to pursue the opportunity to begin and enact the learning revolution. I have been teaching for 8 years and am ready to do my part to create an educational system that truly taps into the incredible potential of our young people. I am willing to move almost anywhere to make this happen and join people with the resources and determination to effectively change the education paradigm. I emailed this same question to Sir Ken Robinson, but I just need to know if anyone else out there can point me in the right direction.

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    Apr 16 2011: You don't have to move anywhere to pursue opportunity to participate in the learning revolution. Change is needed everywhere, and recognition for the need of change is the only prerequisite to become involved. Keep talking about it, working with kids in the best way you know how and try to bring non-educators into the conversation. For me becoming involved meant starting a school myself (as a mom not as a teacher). We have been operating now for 28 years with innovative and creative programs - solving problems one student at a time. It really takes just listing to the kids, inding out what they want to learn, and then finding ways they can learn it. In Alberta, Canada we now have Alberta Education working hard for change with "Inspiring Eduction". For the first time in 28 years I am encouraged that educational reform will happen.

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