Laura K Spencer, Ed.D.

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… Read More


Powering Personalization

For the next two months, I get the honor to spend time, like serious, dedicated, reflective time, with three groups of teachers as we dive deep into the concepts of personalization and agency. Our goal is to define… Read More

Exploring Agency & Personalization

For the past few months, I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside our county office’s Assessment, Accountability, and Evaluation Unit, as well as some of our teachers, to better understand the principles of agency and personalization. As these… Read More

Stupid Normal Distribution Curve

“Life is all about getting A’s. Not some stupid normal distribution curve.” – Ken Blanchard, author of over 50 books on leadership Ken Blanchard has studied, and written books on, servant leadership. Servant leadership consists of two elements:┬áThe… Read More

What Do I Think I Know and What Do I Have to Learn?

You never know what you will learn when you step outside your bubble. The other day on LinkedIn I saw an event posted by Garry Ridge, CEO of WD-40. It was the Annual Breakfast for the MS in… Read More