Knowing the many challenges facing public education in America today, Balfour Beatty US joins the K12 MindShift project to introduce the new book Humanizing the Education Machine. Co-authored by Balfour Beatty’s Brian Cahill, the book explores learning as a uniquely human experience, provides insight into what’s working at some high-performing schools across the country and offers a plan of action for enabling schools to thrive in the 21st century.
Led by futurist Rex Miller, the K12 MindShift project brought together teachers, parents, students, administrators, and other subject matter experts to reimagine the future of learning and study highly-innovative schools that are achieving excellence in some of the most unlikely places around the country. The culmination of the two-year project, Humanizing the Education Machine shares inspiring stories from these remarkable schools, and tells a story of what 21st century learning looks like and how educators can bring that dynamic into their schools. “Our vision at Balfour Beatty is to help transform K12 schools in America by partnering with education leaders across the country to reimagine the future of learning and the built environments our children need to succeed in the 21st century,” said Brian Cahill, Balfour Beatty’s California division president. “We took a leadership role in helping drive the K12 MindShift project because in addition to being a great K12 builder for our clients, we want to be their partner in understanding the challenges they face, and helping them achieve their goals. After two years of research and learning from some amazing schools, we’re excited to share the powerful new ideas included in the book.” Read More