Greetings from New York City! It’s now the end of a long first day of learning and school visits on the Partnership for Change School Innovation Tour. Our group of thirty (including teachers, students, administrators, parents, and community members) visited a number of inspirational schools around New York City today, including Urban Academy, the iSchool, Manhattan International School, and the Vanguard School. The staff and students at these schools welcomed us and opened up their classrooms and learning environments with a transparency and pride that set a wonderful tone for our learning. It was humbling to be privy to the innovative practices that these schools model and we hope to learn from. Our group’s conversations have been so rich and inspired and there’s a palpable energy in the air. It’s been a joy to be a part of and we can’t wait for tomorrow.
So many stories to tell (when better rested and the ideas have had more time to marinate.)