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

The 12 Shifts for Student-Centered Hybrid Environments

With remote and hybrid learning staying on the horizon, it's critical to understand: how have expert education practitioners worldwide successfully adapted their practice in the uncertain education climate?

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Personalized Learning

New Guide Helps Parents Support Students in LEADing in Their Learning

Following the success of both the "Learning Differences MOOC-Ed" for educators and the "Students LEAD" course, The Friday Institute launched "Letting Students LEAD," a parent-directed companion resource to further support maximizing student learning.

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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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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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Featured

The Promise & Challenge of Student-Centered Learning

From the role of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) to policy levers each state should have, Tom takes a deep look into the promise, and challenge, of student-centered learning.

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