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“No generation in history has ever been so thoroughly prepared for the Industrial Age.”

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Jan• 04•10

You’re just back from Christmas break and certainly you must have a lot to do, but I urge you to make some time to listen to and view Dr. Scott McLeod’s presentation to the NEA Board of Directors last month. It’s called, “Teaching and Learning in an Era of Disruptive Innovation.” You may remember I gave you a heads-up about his appearance there, and now he has posted the audio plus the PowerPoint slides on his blog, Dangerously Irrelevant. Even better, he has married the two at this link.

McLeod warned that the current public education system is in danger of going the way of the newspaper industry, saying, “It’s very hard to take an organization that has fine-tuned itself to do ‘A’ for a century and all of a sudden expect it to do ‘B,’ and do it well.”

You’ll understand exactly what he means when you listen to the Q&A from the NEA directors following his talk. If you can’t spend time on the full presentation, the Q&A is absolutely essential for an appreciation of how NEA thinks.


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  1. Scott McLeod says:

    Thanks for the kind words, Mike, and for passing along my presentation. Much appreciated. Happy new year!

  2. […] That’s what Harvard professor Clayton Christensen writes about in his 2009 book Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns. If you can’t afford the time or the money for the book, then you’ll at least want to check out this audio/video presentation on the topic by Dr. Scott McLeod (H/T Mike Antonucci). […]