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.
Developing a framework for a socially just school through literature and writing goes beyond the classroom to lessen apathy, enhance relationships and solidify student ownership.
On this special episode of the podcast, we have a live conversation from SXSW EDU with Kenny Rodrequez and Paul McCorkle.
Dallas County is one of the fastest growing economic regions in the country, yet the number of people living in poverty has increased 42% over the last 15 years. 65% of our living-wage jobs require an education beyond high school. But only 37% of adults in Dallas County have a two-year or four-year degree. Enter the Ed-Fi Data Standard.
Grant Beacon Middle School is promoting SEL in unique and sustainable ways by focusing on creating a positive culture and character development.
How can a school district systematically support all the various individual experiences and reactions? Parkland, Florida, has developed an inspirational approach under some of truly trying circumstances. Learn more here.
If practical skills are so important, why are they hardly present in today’s curriculum? Many schools are doing their best, but with today’s emphasis on high stakes testing, practical skills do not receive the time and attention they deserve. This post explores some inspirational ideas.
Patty Alper authored a book entitled, Teach to Work, How a Mentor, a Mentee and a Project Can Close the Skills Gap in America. She presents her findings here.
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.
By: Matt Piercy. The future of learning is all about options with greater access and equity. Matt shares how MYX offers an exploratory semester full of unique place-based learning.