The Purpose of Education in 2022: Try the Agile Classroom | Jessica Cavallaro | 7 Min Read

July 12, 2022

Let’s all take a moment to pause in the middle of the whirlwind that is education. 

One year ends and we immediately start looking toward next year. Our brains are always racing to find ways for better engagement, high levels of learning, and efficiency. We never get to pause, take a deep breath, and let our minds sit on the purpose of this ever-accelerating cycle of education. 

Together, let’s ponder: What is the purpose of education in 2022?

The Foundation of Education

Our current education system was designed after the last industrial revolution. The general public was largely uneducated, unable to read and knowledge was in short supply. If you wanted to learn about the world, your history, math skills, and the scientific method someone needed to take that information and present it to you. 

With knowledge stuffed into books, which were not readily available to most, these lessons needed to be memorized to hold on to forever. Looking that information up was not easy and most did not have the time. Knowledge needed to be memorized to later be applied. The time in school was short and therefore the pacing of the curriculum needed to…

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Jessica Cavallaro

As the co-founder of The Agile Mind and Chief Academic Officer of a pioneering online high school, Jessica Cavallaro is a key player in the educational revolution, infusing K-12 learning with Agile methodologies. Her 15-year tenure in education has been marked by a dedication to crafting meaningful educational experiences that drive classroom innovation and foster inquisitiveness. Jessica is dedicated to creating systems that enhance student autonomy, ensuring that every learner's voice is heard and valued. Beyond her educational leadership, Jessica is an esteemed keynote speaker, spreading her vision for transformative education and the critical role of flexibility in learning.