If writing is thinking, blogging is thinking out loud. That’s not a new idea, but it’s appropriate here. I like to think about what I’m going to say before I say it. I’m much more comfortable sharing something I’ve written after I’ve edited it 87 times. The paradox, though, is the sooner I kick my ideas around with others (or have them kicked around by smart people), the sooner they get sharpened. And the faster I learn.

That’s the goal of Thinking Out Loud. I started the blog while leading the next generation learning work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and am carrying on now that I’ve joined NewSchools Venture Fund as CEO. It’s a place where I try to share ideas and reflections about what I’m seeing and learning, before I’ve had a chance to fully make sense of it all. Hopefully this will spur dialogue with lots of folks who will help shape the ideas and strengthen the insights.

6 thoughts on “About

  1. http://www.Read-Feed-Child.com. Feeding children in America. Spreading literacy through education. I hope you come visit. Help is always welcome. Come meet the Murples. They make earth’s Purples. We can make a difference.
    “Reading is the gateway to your dreams. Everything you do or dream of doing in life will come through reading.” – Michael John McCann or me.

  2. Stacey, regarding your post about developing a product for literacy, I have spent over a decade researching literacy acquisition. Based on what I learned from 450 hours of interviews with over 100 of the top scientists in the field (http://goo.gl/F4VBl) I am developing (non-profit/open-source) something that can profoundly improve the process.of learning to read. I’d like to share it with you. Can we arrange to talk?

    Thanks for your great work.


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