Subtraction in Action: Wrap Up

39 minutes

Our host Justin Reich wraps up our series on Subtraction in Action with his reflections, along with highlights from conversations about the act of subtraction with education thought leaders from around the country. 

“We're just not that good as human beings at thinking about subtractive solutions. We've thought about stuff that we could add, but have we really taken the time to think about things that we could subtract?”


We hear highlights from conversations with:

  • Nat Vaughn, Principal of the Blake Middle School in Medfield, Massachusetts
  • Tyler Thigpen, Co-Founder of The Forest School in Atlanta, Georgia & the Institute for Self Directed Learning
  • Beth Rabbitt, CEO of the Learning Accelerator
  • Nicole Allard, Executive Director of Educational Excellence and Innovation in the Vista Unified School District in California


Resources and Links

Watch our film We Have to Do Something Different

Explore our Covid 19 Reports and Resources

Get your copy of Justin Reich’s book Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Alone Can't Transform Education

Check out Jal Mehta’s Book In Search of Deeper Learning: The Quest to Remake the American High School

Learn more about the untapped potential of subtraction in Leidy Klotz’s book Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less




Produced by Aimee Corrigan and Garrett Beazley 

Recorded and Mixed by Garrett Beazley


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