Schools Worth Visiting

For many years (at least until 2020), we visited about 100 leading schools a year. It’s the most important form of professional learning we do for ourselves and for the educators that accompany us. It’s how we create and update a shared vision of powerful learning.  This page features some…

Page
Smart Lists

Elementary & Middle Schools Worth Visiting

Here at Getting Smart, we think school visits are the best form of professional learning. Based on a couple thousand school visits, and with help from colleagues and readers, we’ve compiled this list of elementary and middle schools worth visiting.

Blog Article |
Schools Worth Visiting

70 Elementary & Middle Schools Worth Visiting

We believe school visits are the best form of professional learning. Based on a couple thousand school visits, and with help from colleagues and readers, we’ve compiled this list of elementary and middle schools that can give educators a better sense of what’s possible.

Blog Article |
Place Based Education

Growing an Army of Green Schools for Good

Going Green in education is a popular choice for schools around the globe for many reasons. Here are ten trends that are driving the green schools movement, as well as examples of great schools embracing these trends today.

Blog Article |
Difference Making

The Power and Possibility of Community Learning Hubs

Community Learning Hubs have become a lifeline for students that are in all virtual and hybrid school models providing a safe place to be throughout the day and, in some cases, evenings.

Blog Article |
Future of Learning

To Reopen, America Needs Laboratory Schools

Eric and Erin discuss how laboratory schools are, and will continue to be, necessary to research and develop a more equitable future for all learners.

Blog Article |
Leadership

Professional Learning: The Power of School Visits

School visits can be a powerful part of a professional learning plan and a critical part of a school transformation effort. Here are five specific reasons we feel school visits are a must-have item for community leader and school member participation.

Blog Article |
Ed Policy

System Connectors and Shapers in Education Transformations

By: Rosie Clayton. With questions around the design and function of intermediaries and system catalysts in U.S. educational change, I met up with five organizations which play both distinctive and overlapping roles within the system to learn more.

Blog Article |