From Our Editors
Teachers are called learning coaches at Talent Unbound—and that's just one way its classrooms differ from traditional ones. Founder Mike Olson tried traditional for 14 years as a teacher, principal, and education administrator. He noticed gaps in the ways standard schools operated, and turned to a different form of teaching called Coached Schooling when he opened Talent Unbound. This technology-intensive program pairs a student to a coach, who customizes an educational plan based on the pupil's needs. Incorporating computers, modern-day tools, and innovative hands-on projects, the coach and student work on academic subjects ranging from calculus to English.