Adaptive Expertise – Part 3 of 3

Author: Patrick Baker  • 

Quiz time.  Complete the sentence.

Adaptive Expertise Part 2 of 3

Author: Patrick Baker  • 

Adaptive Expertise – Part 1 of 3

Author: Patrick Baker  • 

Since beginning to work at Allen almost two years ago, we have been continuously talking about Adaptive Expertise.  Now, the school's mission includes this wording - which is both bold and unique.  Still, the concept of adaptive expertise is worth unpacking because it is fundamental to our daily work. So what is Adaptive Expertise?  Adaptive expertise is essentially the combination of skills and attitudes to be prepared to welcome an increasingly uncertain future; it's a model built on an intentionally intimate scale.  Fundamentally, it is about developing oneself within relationships and consistently promoting the values of grit, self-awareness, and a growth mindset as well as the importance of challenging assumptions and taking risks within a safe environment.

Learning by doing

Author: Patrick Baker  • 

Try to remember the first time you ever played with Legos, dolls, action figures, or Tinker toys. What do you remember?