Future-Focused Learning

Kathleen Baker-Brown
Parap Primary School
Assistant Principal

“At last, a book that bridges the gap between the realization that education must change and the real work of transforming it.”

Lisa Bejarano
2015 Colorado Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

“Teachers at any stage in their career can benefit from Future-Focused Learning. I can open to any chapter and find a valuable instructional shift and the reasoning behind it.”

Simon McGlade
Newport Gardens Primary School

“While others still debate what a 21st century curriculum is, Lee Watanabe-Crockett brings educators on a journey from why to how, from fluencies to shifts of practice.”

Jay McTighe
Educational author and consultant

“Any teacher, from beginner to veteran, will find practical and proven ideas for invigorating their teaching and enlivening student learning.”

Thomas Steele-Maley
GEMS Education
Director of foresight research and design

Future-Focused Learning is a rare book that reads like a story but is actually a field guide for transforming schools … I highly recommend you read and more importantly use this book in your community of learning.”


Shift your practice into high gear.

When educators embrace student-centered learning, classrooms transform, authentic learning comes alive, and outcomes improve. A culmination of Lee Watanabe-Crockett’s 10-plus years of work with schools around the world, Future-Focused Learning details 10 core shifts of practice—along with simple microshifts—you can use with your students immediately, regardless of your core curriculum or instructional pedagogy.

These proven shifts offer a clear pathway for taking the great work you are already doing and making it exceptional. Click below to purchase your copy of Future-Focused Learning.