27 June 2012
New media project shares personal and practical reflections of public leaders, global
researchers, education innovators, and policy makers
San Diego – The Pearson Foundation today announced a new project that aims to share the insights of education leaders whose daily efforts are improving outcomes for students inside and outside the classroom. Five Things I’ve Learned chronicles personal lessons learned from decades of real-world experience, sharing proven practice and wisdom about learning, teaching, and helping others.
The series, available at www.thefivethings.org, extends the Pearson Foundation’s mission to share the best practices of the innovators shaping education today. Contributors to Five Things I’ve Learned share a common commitment to improving the fortunes of others through learning. By bringing their individual voices together, the Pearson Foundation hopes to better showcase these leaders and to surface the many hard-won experiences that shape effective policy and practice—both within formal and informal education.
Launching today with 54 contributors from across education, Five Things I’ve Learned will add new voices each week, with the goal of extending the dialogue around what works for young people, teachers and the school systems and community organizations that support them. Each contribution presents five essential lessons or ideas each contributor has discovered during his or her lifetime in education.
The first set of contributors feature the perspectives of:
“Five Things I’ve Learned represents a milestone for the Pearson Foundation,” said Pearson Foundation President and CEO Mark Nieker. “For years, I’ve had the good fortune to work with and learn from individuals who have devoted themselves to helping others through education. Five Things I’ve Learned provides a continuing opportunity to celebrate these leaders—and to share what they know more broadly. I hope that over time Five Things I’ve Learned will collect more and more of the best new ideas in education.”
The Pearson Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that aims to make a difference by promoting literacy, learning, and great teaching. The Pearson Foundation collaborates with leading businesses, nonprofits, and education experts to share good practice; foster innovation; and find workable solutions to the educational disadvantages facing young people and adults across the globe. More information on the Pearson Foundation can be found at www.pearsonfoundation.org.