Laura K Spencer, Ed.D.

Function and Agency

I spent a year digging deeply into the concept of student agency with teacher teams. We tried to define what agency looked like for a particular grade level, and then how to use that definition to create a… Read More

Hierarchy of Agency

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… Read More

Making Lunch Great Again!

I had the pleasure of listening to 5th grade students share their proposals to relaunch the lunch experience at their school. There were a few issues that the students were looking to solve: Students who get hot lunch… Read More