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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Personalized Learning

iLead: Student-Centered, Career Focused, Accelerated Learning

iLead Academy is preparing students to succeed in an increasingly project-based, global economy. Tom recently visited iLead to learn why it's successful, what obstacles they've overcome and what advice they have for others looking to start a new school.

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Podcasts

The Getting Smart Podcast: Season Two Summary

Season Two of the podcast is a wrap, so here is a summary highlighting the different topics, education leaders and innovative ideas shared in this season. Get ready for Season Three!

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Leadership

Getting Smart Podcast | Student-Led One Stone is Transforming Boise

One Stone is a student-led school in Boise, Idaho, that we think is one of the coolest schools in the country. Listen in as students who attend this innovative school share the benefits and lessons they've learned serving on its student-led board.

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Getting Smart Podcast | Project Based Engineering at Olin College

In this episode of the Getting Smart podcast, Tom and Bonnie discuss how project-based learning is more important than ever for students to succeed and share an interview with Olin College of Engineering students who experience project-based engineering.

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Future of Learning

Podcast: 20 Trends in 20 Minutes

In this special edition episode, Tom is flying solo to outline 20 global trends that learning leaders need to consider.

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Personalized Learning

Getting Smart Podcast | Student-Centered Learning & Smart Parents

In this episode of the Getting Smart podcast we talk to The Nellie Mae Education Foundation’s Nicholas C. Donohue and Andrew Frishman from Big Picture Learning about Student-Centered Learning: what it is and why it is important for parents to understand and advocate for.

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Personalized Learning

Power of Podcasting for Student Learning

By: Monica Brady-Myerov. Storytelling is a powerful tool for deeper learning because when you are telling a story you have internalized information and are able to relay it to someone else. That is the Holy Grail of teaching.

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