Posts by Bonnie Lathram
We have been interviewing school building principals as part of our work to investigate impact, implementation and sustainability of culture and structural changes at schools across Washington state. Here are four leadership qualities we've found that are making a big difference, as well as six changemakers who are making it happen at the local, building level.
A growing number of educators are using innovative project-based learning approaches to teach English through content and through the use of comprehensible input. Leading educators explain why and how they are doing this in classrooms across the United States.
“Transformation comes more from pursuing profound questions than seeking practical answers.” -Peter Block, The Answer to How is Yes: Acting on What Matters As educators and EdLeaders, we seek to illuminate entry points to deeper learning, while knowing that the real work is, as…
There are initiatives in the United States to reduce achievement gaps and increase access to high quality education for all students. At this year’s Deeper Learning conference, conversations --and the real work--are about equity.
We recently had the chance to talk to Joe Luft, executive director of Internationals Network for Public Schools about the network and their approach to supporting ELL students, leaders, and teachers. Here is what he had to say.
Bremerton High School Sees Big Shift in College Readiness with Advisories and Student-Led Conferences
Bremerton High School, a public high school in the Bremerton School District, has seen significant gains in student achievement and created a culture of college and career readiness as a result of a grant from College Spark Washington. College Spark funds programs that help low-income students become college-ready and earn postsecondary degrees.
When you attend a conference that focuses on gold standard Project Based Learning, you really hope the conference not only talks about high quality PBL but also models PBL done well. With that in mind, here are seven ways PBL World gets it right.
Personalized learning for ELL students is happening across the country. What's working for the diverse needs of ELL students? And what gaps are present? Join Getting Smart as we investigate this topic using the #SupportELL hashtag, and join in the conversation by: 1. Sharing your guest blog with us or 2. Tweeting to us your favorite ELL tool, tip or strategy using #SupportELL.
In parenting, how we help our children balance their online and real world lives is going to be increasingly important. We can teach tech skills and also foster and cultivate empathy. We also can fight for equitable access to education for all kids.
When we bring real world issues to the classroom and allow students to lead real work, through powerful project-based learning, students can have a big impact. How does project-based learning foster community change? What started with a dialogue around slavery and reading the texts of Frederick Douglass resulted in students doing something about modern day slavery in their own community.