Posts by Devin Vodicka
The Tail is Wagging the Education System
Given the staggering number of students who are not well-served by the efficiency-focused college admissions process for a small number of elite universities, it is time for us to redefine success, prioritize authentic learning, and offer relevant pathways to ensure that all students know who they are, thrive and community and actively engage in the world as their best selves.
COVID Forced Schools to Innovate: Let’s Build on What They Learned
Let’s not aspire to return to “normal” and instead use what we have learned and expand promising innovations to better serve all students.
Prioritize Building Relationships With Your Students: What Science Says
Relationships are at the heart of meaningful learning. We must attend to the social dynamics of learning by providing opportunities for students to develop their emotional awareness and skills.
6 Ways School Leaders Can Use TxLx Resources for Learner-Centered Summer Programs
With summer right around the corner, Devin Vodicka shares resources from the Texas Learning Exchange and how leaders and educators can use them to support planning and implementation of learner-centered summer programs.
Building Trust through Design Thinking
By: Sabba Quidwai and Devin Vodicka. Recent research by Dr. Quidwai found a critical connection between relational trust, collaboration, and the development of mindsets and skillsets when engaging in design thinking.
“I Could Never Do This Alone” – Collaboration, Trust, and Human-Centered Design at Design39
By: Sabba Quidwai and Devin Vodicka. Sabba and Devin examine the D39 case study on how they have created an environment with collaboration, trust, and human-centered design.