I think my school site is a mix of being similar and different to the school the coach shadowed students at. Many of the classes at my school site are more student centered, but there are other classes that are not. I think most schools are a mix of different teaching styles. I do feel there are more teacher who have implemented many of the suggestions from this article at my current site than on average.
In terms of my beliefs about education, I agree with most of the article. I agree with the main points, but I think a few of the solutions may result in the same form of rigidness as what the author is seeking to end (the traditional direct instruction model). For example, though he suggests setting a timer where the teacher cannot talk for more than 10 minutes at a time, there may be a situation or time where more than 10 minutes is needed. In the end, I think you have to adapt to the situations as they come up. The spirit of the article, one of reflecting upon areas of improvement for the future, is one which I admire.