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…

Personalized Learning

How Teachers and Leaders Can Promote Personalized Learning

Personalized learning is the future of education. In the latest episode of the podcast, Tom shares five important attributes, five tips on learning environments and how teachers and leaders can help promote personalized learning.

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SEL & Mindset

20 Reasons to Give Thanks for Teachers

Getting Smart is grateful for educators around the world that promote student-centered learning experiences. We’ve compiled 20 teacher behaviors that are making a positive impact in the lives of students and saying thanks.

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Difference Making

Why Students Should Co-author Learning

When students co-author their own learning in today's unpredictable world of accelerating change, they develop leadership and problem-solving skills. We visit different education spaces to see what co-design looks like.

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It’s Time to Plan Summer Learning Opportunities

By: R. Midles, S. Caruthers & T. Vander Ark. After a year of remote learning, now is the time to plan for engaging and equitable summer learning opportunities.

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Future of Learning

Eight Ways New Schools Innovate

With the rapid global shift to hybrid and remote learning, there is a renewed interest in new school models. Highlighted are eight ways schools are innovating.

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20 Invention Opportunities in Learning & Development

Twelve months like no other—the events of 2020 threw communities, economies and education systems into crisis. The collision of a pandemic, racial injustice, civic unrest and climate crisis accelerated trends and changed priorities, surfacing the opportunity for new learning capabilities. This guide helps unpack what we believe…