RE@L's "Mini-Blog": A Few Wise Words Worth Reflecting On!

RE@L-logo_Corp_TM_New-Tag_8-15-17_CMYK-300x127RE@L  presents a timely Mini-Blog for our many busy readers. Our selected topic this week is “Systemic-Change.”

Systemic ChangeWe all realize that positive change is essential for positive results. But, for positive change to become lasting change, it must positively affect the entire system.

The catalyst to make that happen is known as “systemic change,”…. a change which both infects and affects the entire system.

Thousands of good teachers everywhere and every day bring positive changes to their students. How can we help all teachers make similar positive changes happen for their learners?


Dale Lafrenz – Chairman of RE@L

Here are some thoughts on this topic on the need for “Systemic-Change” from RE@L’s Chairman, Dale LaFrenz. Read on:

As our many RE@LBlog readers know, RE@L is firmly committed to Systemic-Change.

Systemic-Change brings a carefully devised plan to make learning reform work.

Here’s Wikipedia’s definition: “Systemic change refers to complete change in any system: for example, the whole national school system….

Systemic change is required when efforts to change one aspect of a system fail to fix the problem. The entire system needs to be transformed.” 

STEM-circles1That’s precisely what RE@L, with its emerging STEM Investigations, is committed to make happen in K12 learning: Systemic-Change (Click on the graphic to the right for more information).

We at RE@L are proud to announce a Systemic-Change plan and a roster of STEM-based “Investigations” software products to go with it.

These new software, resource-rich products are powered by RE@LTime™ Virtual Portal of essential and accessible tools and needed resources for both teachers and students.”

Now that’s what RE@L calls real “Systemic Change!”

There’s more to come on RE@L and our new Systemic Changes.

So, stay tuned!

Tom King & Dale LaFrenz

Dr. Tom King has served for over 40 years as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Saint Thomas in the School of Education. The Saturn School of Tomorrow, formerly a St. Paul Public School, and his visionary response to educational reform, was a lighthouse on the frontier of school change. Tom was an experienced high school teacher of mathematics, a school administrator, and Director of Technology for the St. Paul MN Public Schools. He is also a member of the RE@L Team. Dr. Dale LaFrenz is Chairman of RE@L and one of the founders of MECC Software who brought “Oregon Trail” to millions of K12 kids everywhere. He has written extensively on the history and evolution of Ed Tech. His work in forging new paths for MECC’S “edutainment" software was instrumental in connecting school-markets, kids, teachers and consumer-markets/kids/parents, and now serves as the new launching pad for RE@L apps and software.