Personalization of Learning

Slow Down

Three school site primary teacher teams have been spending the past two months digging into agency and personalization. What is it? Why is it important? And what do I need to do to provide it for students? Each group was tasked with presenting an overview of what they had learned, using the Zoom Panel guidelines […]

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Design Thinking | Leadership | Teaching and Learning

Students Are Changing the World NOW

Last night, my district received the Innovate Award for its District Design 2022 initiative. This initiative is focused on providing an extraordinary school experience for all students. Using the Design Thinking mindset, curiosity is promoted as students seek out real world problems and formulate innovative solutions. Students connect with contemporary and historical issues, and with […]

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Design Thinking

The Power of Empathy

When we talk design thinking, we talk empathy. But it seems that empathy is struggling to keep its place in society. In the article “The End of Empathy,” a study was shared that showed a serious decline in empathy starting in 2000. Per the article: More students say it’s not their problem to help people […]

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Hierarchy of Agency
Personalization of Learning | Teaching and Learning

Guest Blog Post: A Teacher’s Changing Mindset on Student Agency

By Emily Mackie, 5th grade teacher As mentioned in my Exploring Agency and Personalization blog on December 15th, I’ve been working with teachers to to better understand the principles of agency and personalization. As these are key elements of our district’s vision and mission, it is important to be able to articulate what those principles […]

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Educational Technology

What is the Role of Mobile Devices in Your School?

A colleague in her Master’s program asked me to answer a few questions for a class project she is completing. My responses are below. I’d love to hear how others would answer these questions. What are the instructional goals that we are aiming to accomplish with mobile learning? Our goal is to provide students with […]

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They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
Leadership

The Future of Work is Emotionally Intelligent … Are We Preparing Students?

I recently participated in a webinar by Singularity University titled, “The Future of Work is Emotionally Intelligent.” Below are some key takeaways I discovered from the discussion. Participants: Melissa Extein, PsyD, Principal Consultant & Part-time Faculty @Extein Consulting & Milano School of Policy, Management and Environment, The New SchoolNichol Bradford, Exec Director and Co-Founder, Transformative […]

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