At Tesseract School, students learn best in a process built around their needs
Mark Bistricky, the Head of Tesseract School in Scottsdale, Arizona, with over a decade of experience as an independent school leader committed to exploring innovative new models in education joins Enterprise Radio.
Listen to interview with host Eric Dye & guest Mark Bistricky discuss the following:
- Tesseract School just showed a national documentary called “Beyond Measure”. Tell us more about the documentary.
- What principles that were mentioned in the film, apply to your school system?
- As an educator, do you believe the system is broken?
- They recently rejected the Common Core standards in Arizona. What was the reason behind the rejection and what is the answer if it isn’t Common Core?
- Do you feel a lack of parent involvement, plays a role in the failure of children?
- What are some things educators can do in the school system to ensure that every kid learns?
Mark Bistricky has over a decade of experience as an independent school leader committed to exploring innovative new models in education and is the head of Tesseract School in Scottsdale, Arizona. He believes that schools must help students explore real-world issues and solve authentic problems using digital tools. Learning environments that harness students’ passions in solving problems relevant to their lives help students become active participants in their learning. Equipping students to thrive in a world that does not yet exist has been a focus for Mark throughout his career. Students need to develop the ability to think critically, create, collaborate and solve problems. When they engage with subject material more deeply by making connections, grappling with dilemmas, and thinking abstractly, authentic learning takes place.