Schools Worth Visiting

For many years (at least until 2020), we visited about 100 innovative 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…

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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.

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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.

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Future of Learning

Designing Schools for Shared Use: A Pandemic Silver Lining

By: Randy Fielding, Cierra Mantz, and Nathan Strenge. Now is the time to renew efforts to create and maintain shared use facilities. Here are the challenges, successes, and benefits encountered by a charter school, a large school district, and a private school that have established and maintained the shared use of their facilities.

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Getting Through

How Can Schools Grow from Coronavirus?

By: Ross Wehner and Dr. Kirk Wheeler. There are many silver linings to this unplanned shift to remote teaching and learning. Schools and teachers are seizing the opportunity to adopt new and improved practices around preparation, communication, engagement and personalization.

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Future of Learning

The Future of High School

Nate McClennen explores the patterns emerging in high school redesign efforts and the journey ahead.

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New Pathways

How Design Thinking Is Preparing Young People to Lead

The planet’s most pressing issues will likely need to be solved by our youngest generation, and preparation for that problem solving can start now in classrooms using design thinking.

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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.

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