student engagement

Project-Based Learning

Can Learning Be Both Powerful and Boring?

By: David Ross A couple of weeks ago, I opened the door to my new classroom and faced a line of sixth graders eager to meet their teacher. I don’t know who was more nervous: me or them. This was my 11th year of teaching, so the nerves should seem…

SEL & Mindset

How Schools Can Cultivate Courage in the Face of Fear

By: Tyler S. Thigpen Audrey felt the blood draining from her face. As a tenth-grader studying American literature, she’d experienced this sensation many times before. She’d read the book. Of course she’d read the book. And when her teacher asked the class a question about the conclusion, she looked straight…

Future of Learning

Education in the Age of Agility

Driven by the rise of AI, automation, and big data, the Age of Agility Alliance brings attention to education through supporting the development of agile learners, educators and systems.

SEL & Mindset

Developing Purposeful Peak Performers

By: Tim Klein It was at mile 16 of the Boston Marathon that I “hit the wall.” My entire body was giving out on me and I wanted to quit. I had started the race strong, passing hundreds of other runners. Now, runners on both sides were effortlessly passing…

Competency-Based Education

Getting Students to Take Control

Getting students to “buy-in” and take control of their learning starts with seeing them as individuals and understanding each of them has different motives, beliefs and goals. Here are a few ideas to consider to help them start.