From Reopen to Reinvent: (Re)Creating School for Every Child

  • 5h 5m
  • Michael B. Horn
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2022

A practical blueprint to rebuilding an education system that is no longer working for its students

In From Reopen to Reinvent, distinguished education strategist Michael B. Horn delivers a provocative and eye-opening call to action for the overthrow of an education system that is not working well for any of its students. Grounded in what educators should build in its place to address the challenges that stem from widespread unmet learning needs, the book walks readers through the design of a better path forward.

Using time-tested leadership and innovation frameworks like Jobs to Be Done, “Begin with the End,” tools of cooperation, threat-rigidity, and discovery-driven planning, From Reopen to Reinvent offers a prescriptive and holistic approach to the purpose of schooling, the importance of focusing on mastery for each student, and the ideal use of technology. It also provides readers with:

  • A set of processes and ideals that schools should implement to deal with the challenges they presently face
  • A way to transform threats into opportunities using threat-rigidity research
  • A discussion of how the COVID-19 pandemic revealed that schools are not as flexible and equitable as we need them to be

Perfect for K-12 educators and parents and school board members involved in the school community, From Reopen to Reinvent is also an essential resource for professionals working in education-related non-profits and state education agencies.

About the Author

Michael B. Horn (Lexington, MA) is a writer and speaker who is passionate about the future of education and creating a world in which all individuals can build their passions and fulfill their potential. Horn is a senior strategist at Guild Education, which partners with leading employers and organizations to help offer education and upskilling opportunities to America’s workforce. He is also the co-founder of and a distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation. He is the author and coauthor of multiple books, white papers, and articles on education, including Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns, Choosing College: How to Make Better Learning Decisions Throughout Your Life, and the bestselling Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • The Story of Jeremy and Julia
  • Introduction
  • From Threat to Opportunity
  • Begin with the End—What's the Purpose of Schooling?
  • The Scope of Schools—How Do We Accomplish a School's Purpose?
  • Student Experience—Lose Learning Loss
  • Student Experience—Guarantee Mastery
  • T in Teachers Is for Team
  • The Parent Experience
  • The Technology
  • Culture
  • Test Your Assumptionsand Learn
  • Implementing Change When People Don't Always Agree
  • Conclusion