Too often policy makers are focusing their concerns on the bottom 20% of students around the world. In an article by Nicholas Carlson in Business Insider entitled “The 10 Smartest Kids In The World (And The Problems They Can Solve). Carlson provides a brief bio on the 10 smartest kids in the world identified by Brilliant.org. Brillant.org identified 10 of the smartest kids in the world. Brilliant.org is a website where anyone can be challenged to solve difficult math and science questions in a weekly olympiad-style challenge. Brilliant CEO Sue Khim would like to find the “underserved” geniuses around the world, and help provide them with an education by introducing these individuals to top educators and educational institutions. I’m going to take this a step further, and suggest that we focus on providing all the math and science teachers of the world quality teacher training and experiences that will help them to become top educators. Thus, providing all students with a top-knotch educational experience. Read the entire article here in Business Insider.
Discovery Canyon Campus located in eastern Colorado Springs has the right idea when it comes to teaching and learning. The mission of Discovery Canyon Campus, a pre-K-12 learning community, is to educate and inspire all students to achieve social, emotional, physical, and academic success as conscientious global citizens through a comprehensive, inquiry-based curriculum using principles and tools of science and mathematics taught in a safe and respectful unified campus environment. The entire school campus is visually stimulating, encouraging learning and real-world application to take place on a daily basis. All students demonstrate high-level thinking skills through the use of math and science principles and tools across all grade levels and content areas. To learn more about Discovery Canyon Campus check out the following site.