Learning from Legos

I just finished watching the Lego “Brickumentary” on Netflix. It’s interesting how this simple toy has maintained its status over generations. Very little has changed. The first generation of bricks can be used with the newest generation of bricks. Yet, people continue to do innovative things with the bricks that have not changed for decades.

Schools by and large have also not changed in decades (even longer than Legos). Some argue we need to blow up the whole system to improve education. I disagree. What if we saw the pieces of school as Lego bricks? We might not be able to change individual bricks, but if we rearrange the bricks, we can innovate. We can create something new with the tools we have.

What will you do with your bricks today?

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