2/7/16

35: Bonus Edition- Interview with Ryan Jackson

Dr. Ryan B. Jackson is an assistant principal at Maplewood High School in Nashville, TN. As the self-coined, #UnderdogsAdvocate, Jackson prides himself on serving inner-city students, ensuring they receive access to high-quality education. Jackson created the Competitive Teaching Model, which was the basis of his TED Talk and has also been instrumental in implementing coding, STEM and an invigorated art curriculum into Maplewood. He publishes a monthly blog detailing these efforts.
 Quotables

"Man's innate desire to survive hasn't gone away, instead it has transformed into an innate desire to win." - Sigmund Freud
Iron sharpens iron
The journey is the goal
Instead of holding people accountable, hold people able
A rising tide lifts all boats
Kids will teach you where your weaknesses are
Learn, Unlearn, Relearn
Teaching in isolation...those days are gone!
The resume is an archaic form of hiring
Danger meets opportunity
Innovation is the antithesis of standardization
Keep your ear to the street
Advice is toxic

 Ryan's Stamp of Approval

Competitive Teaching Model
Dean of Students position before going into Administration
Project Based Learning
Collaboration among Teachers
Synergetic Learners
Growth Mindset
Blended Learning
Maker's Space
Drone Technology- #codesanddrones

Connect with Ryan Jackson

Blog: http://ift.tt/20QemS3
TEDx link: http://bit.ly/CTMtedEd
Emmy-winning mini-doc feat Jackson: http://bit.ly/1tbaTvj
Tennessean story re my coding academy: http://bit.ly/MHScode
Twitter: @RyanBJackson1
Email: ryan.jackson@mmps.org

 
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