“[The school] I imagine has much more open, collaborative workspaces. I imagine the students come in, and they work with their mentors. Their mentors will be both students, possibly older students or students who have shown maturity, and the master teachers. They will set goals. Based on those goals that they are trying to achieve, they have a rough allocation of how they might want to be spending their time. One day a student might want to go deep on trigonometry. Then, he or she might spend two weeks researching some problem in biology or writing a short story.”
– Salman Khan, founder of the online video tutorial site Khan’s Academy
The consensus is building for a new kind of school model! Check out this interview with Salman Khan from The Smithsonian.