Systems Thinking enhances all students’ abilities to think deeply, create knowledge, master course content, and affect change in their communities and their world.
Student-centered + equitable
Students’ prior knowledge, experiences, and perspectives are the foundation of success at a Systems Thinking School. Whether they receive general education or special education, whether they are native speakers or English learners, Systems Thinking thrives on all student abilities and backgrounds.
fosters deep learning
Students in a Systems Thinking School create knowledge, not just seek the ‘right’ answers. Systems Thinking provides students a common language and tools to ask questions and seek connections across subject-area boundaries, fostering the intellectual nimbleness they’ll need to master new topics and skills as they progress through school and adulthood.
With a deeper understanding of the connections, relationships, and perspectives of the systems all around them, students discover leverage points they can access to affect positive change in their classrooms, communities, and world– from crafting a more positive class culture to alleviating hunger and homelessness.
Systems Thinking is fun
Students enjoy the intellectual stimulation of systems thinking. A systems analysis of a character in a book, a math problem, or a global issue encourages student curiosity and discovery which they document in conversation, drawing, and writing.