Met School Co-founder Speaks with Students

“Teaching is not pouring information into students,” Dennis Littky, PhD told over 100 Johnson & Wales University graduate students, faculty and alumni at our Spring Distinguished Visiting Professor Breakfast Seminar.

“It’s actually unearthing the potential within each person.”

The co-founder and co-director of Big Picture Company, The Met School and College Unbound, Littky emphasized that respect and belief in students help educators chip away and unearth what is inside them.

Dr. Littky, who holds a double PhD in psychology and education from the University of Michigan, has received the 2002 McGraw Hill Prize in Education, the George Lucas’ Daring Dozen in Education Award and the 2006 Innovator of the Year Award from the Rhode Island Development Corporation.

His work as a principal at Thayer Junior/Senior High School in Winchester, NH, was featured in the NBC movie A Town Torn Apart, based on the book Doc: The Story of Dennis Littky and His Fight for a Better School.