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…

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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.

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Project-Based Learning

Deeper Learning: What We Know So Far

Teaching that focuses on the development of the six deeper learning competencies yields increased graduation rates, more engaged thinkers, and increased equitability in opportunities to access high-quality learning experiences. Learn more here.

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Leadership

Let’s Put Personalized Learning In Its Proper Place

By: Andy Calkins. The goals of next gen, learner-centered, personalized education can--and need--to be expressed simply, powerfully and memorably. How can we do that without reducing them to an oversimplified, prescriptive recipe?

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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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