Posts by Michael Niehoff
Santa Ynez Valley Union High: An Organic Project-Based Learning Journey
This chronicles one high school’s new and recent journey in an organic implementation of problem and project-based learning. Teachers and students are pushing forward with student voice and choice, civic engagement, student ownership and sharing high quality, public work.
Empower Generations: Coaching for Higher Quality Project Design and Learner Success
A team at a charter high school has embraced regular collaboration and coaching in order to optimize their interdisciplinary project design.
The Hero’s Journey Of Educational Reformers
Educators that have worked for change, reform and transformation may have success, but will more than likely experience high degrees of frustration. The Hero’s Journey is a way to explain why educational change is not only difficult, but also continually disenchanting.
The Benefits of Play-Based Learning For All Ages
Play-based learning is key in addressing feelings of loneliness, vulnerability, social deprivation, isolation and trauma. Michael Niehoff shares a list of helpful tips for planning and prioritizing play for parents and families.
Play-Based Learning and Weekly Porch Chats
Michael Niehoff explores the power of play-based learning and Porch Play Chats.
California Revamping Math Frameworks: The Need For Data Science, Equity and Deeper Learning
California is preparing new frameworks in math that include a shift towards data science, as well as increased equity and opportunities for deeper, applied learning.
Punk Rock Classrooms Brings Passion, Unity & Do-It-Yourself Mindset To Education
Two educators use punk rock to create classrooms and schools where students are engaged, invested, and ultimately have ownership of what happens at school.
WorldOver Continues To Redefine Personalized, Globalized Learning
WorldOver continues to redefine the independent school experiences for learners around the globe with personalized, customizable programs, memberships, and summer workshops.
Yoga Ed. Addresses Trauma Through Teacher, Student Self-Care
YOGA ed.'s online curriculum and coaching focuses on trauma-informed education approach for optimal teacher and student mental health, wellness, and performance.
The Journey Of One High School Counselor’s Efforts To Redefine College Advising For All
Former university researcher and now high school counselor redefines college advising through better information and demystifying the process.