Since its Sundance premiere, Most Likely to Succeed has brought thousands of communities together for inspired discussion of their school’s future. Many ask us, “What should we do next?”
In our discussions, some of you told us how you use excerpts from MLTS to shape follow-on actions. We’re running with this idea. Below you’ll find a series of MLTS Sparks -- short videos, discussion questions, and relevant resources. Administrators, teachers, parents, or students can use them -- in groups, with another person, or on your own. They’re free. The videos are downloadable. And you can modify the discussion questions to suit your needs.
We believe schools improve through small innovative steps. We like to say, “No one ever won a marathon with one 26-mile leap." Each MLTS Learning Spark helps you to focus on an issue and will hopefully inspire you to create a hack.
A hack is a small, scrappy experiment you can plan and try quickly. You’ll be able to gain feedback, improve, and make headway quickly. Inspired by the work at our friends at Stanford’s School Retool are doing, we hope these Learning Sparks will help you generate hacks you can try. Remember, though. If 100% of your innovations succeed, you weren’t bold enough! So celebrate and learn from your failures as well as your successes. Enjoy hacking and don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter for opportunities to tell us about your accomplishments!