George Lucas Educational Foundation

Peter Poutiatine

I first experienced truly outstanding teaching and learning 25 years ago on a backcountry trail in the Wind River Mountains with the National Outdoor Leadership School. The learning was real, the challenge was compelling, and the outcomes were not predetermined. In many ways I have been walking that path in education ever since.

I have been a classroom teacher, an outdoor leader, a program director, an advisor, a coach, and a dorm parent. I have been a facilitator, a panelist, a mentor, and a TED talker. I have blogged, tweeted, posted, and founded.

But I haven't yet figured out how to make school work for all kids.

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