This topic covers topics from school and system design to the science of learning.
By: B. Owens & J. Lee. The inequities exposed by the pandemic have forced educators to rethink their learning plan. Competency-based learning is helping to meet the needs of all students.
In Kansas City, a district sought out to centralize their early learning programs and got creative with space.
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.
By: Gina Meinertz. Globally, school systems are in need of shifting power, practices, and tradition to a more student-centered learning model.
Last week, we hosted our April Getting Smart Town Hall, Microschools Can Lead to Macro Change. This event touched on the many ways in which microschools have come to the fore through the last year and how oftentimes they enable schools to be more agile, more personalized and more effective.
By: K. Munger & M. Marcus. Providing experiences of emotional safety and support for both educators and students is crucial to restore safety and catalyze learning in the wake of Covid-19.
By: JoJuan Armour. JoJuan shares three approaches to support teachers and allow them to prioritize their own social emotional wellness.
By: Danielle Isbell & John Sarrouf. Classroom engagement is essential to the long term success of students, and engagement is impacted by pre-established norms and patterns of classroom dynamic. Applying the core principles of Essential Partner’s Dialogic Classroom can transform classroom dynamics (online and in-person) and allow for increased connection, engagement, and communication.
By: Jane Mueller. The quest for perfection is linked to burnout, anxiety, and stress. Jane shares how the world’s greatest achievers pursue improvement over perfection and what you can do to foster a similar mindset within the classroom.