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Derek Krein

Derek is the Dean of Professional and Programmatic Growth and Development. He has spent his entire career in independent schools in many capacities: history and English teacher; rowing, hockey, and football coach; director of residential life and houseparent; advisor; admissions; director of college counseling; and developing and implementing of all programming and policies as the founding director of a new high school division.

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How and What to Learn: Learning, Unlearning and Relearning

Posted by Derek Krein on Mar 9, 2016 2:30:43 PM

Our students will inherit a very different world than the one we know today, a point well illustrated in this viral video “Shift Happens.”  They will need to be able to navigate as adults in the 21st century. This broader sweep is punctuated with some jarring predictions and extrapolations: For instance, the learners in our schools right now will have anywhere from 10-14 job changes by the time they are 38. The complex issues before us today require a key set of problem-solving skills. How does Tabor Academy ensure our young men and women develop the curiosity and resilience to pursue and practice the skills of critical thinking, collaboration, communication, metacognition, empathy and citizenship for transfer to novel scenarios, as well as have the applicable content knowledge they need for the world they will engage?

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