Head of School's Corner

WEEKLY MESSAGE FROM HEAD OF SCHOOL 2019/​01/​14 - 2019/​01/20

Last week I wrote about the importance of resolutions for new and changed behavior, as well as the related difficulty of first imagining, and then doing, new things. I said that a natural inflection point occurs every 12 months, as we move from the old year into the new one. Viewed on a larger scale, another natural inflection point occurs every 100 years, as we move from one century to another. A French term was specially invented, fin de siècle, to describe the end of the 19th century, with its characteristic sense in Western Europe of the fashionable world-weariness and decadent sophistication of the time. At the end of the 20th century, looking ahead with renewed vigor at a world of rapid change, many thinkers and writers, especially in education, started talking about 21st century skills. Now that we are almost 20 years into this century, it is a good time to reflect on these skills that are thought, often correctly, to be so important for functioning at a high level in …

Posted by Steven Liang on Friday January 18 at 09:47AM
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Malcolm McKenzie

Malcolm McKenzie is the Founding Head of School of Keystone Academy. He grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, and studied at the Universities of Cape Town, Oxford, and Lancaster.

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