Eric White, Founder
Hi, I'm Eric. I started Incite Education, because I love to learn and share with others. As a former teacher and instructional coach, one big question constantly consumed me:
How can I empower students to learn and impact the world around them?
That obsession led me to learn approaches like PBL and Design Thinking, which helped me better understand what student empowerment could look and feel like in the classroom. I'd love to support your journey as you design authentic and meaningful work for your learners.
I had an opportunity, along with others, to help establish four school-within-a-school academies that focused on Project Based Learning and Design Thinking to drive student learning.
One of those academies, the 21st Century Learning Academy, was highlighted by Edutopia in their Schools That Work series in 2011 for their efforts with PBL.
From time to time, I am asked to share my thoughts about what works in education. I love providing stories of success and reflecting on lessons learned from the classroom.
These interviews are a small collection of conversations that focus on Project Based Learning. I hope you enjoy them.
I've always loved professional learning, both as a participant and facilitator. Various organizations and conferences invited me to present, including:
Deeper Learning Conference
One By One Conference
Co. Starters Summit
Professional Association of Georgia Educators Conference
South Carolina Association of School Administrators
University of Kentucky dLab
Dalton State College
My former students have done incredible project work that has received notoriety from outlets that include newspapers, magazines, television, and books.
Most notably, Dayna Laur wrote about their efforts in her book, Authentic Learning Experiences: A Real-World Approach to Project-Based Learning.
Additionally, PAGE ONE Magazine highlighted their PBL and technology use as an exemplar for other schools.
By far and away, the most important highlight of my career has been the opportunity to work directly with students for over a decade.
They always questioned the status quo. They demanded to engage in work that had real impact on the world around them. They held themselves and each other high standards of quality work.
Most importantly, they led their own learning with love, curiosity, integrity, and purpose.
To all of my students, thank you for never being too cool for a different brand of school.