Agile Classrooms Are Anchored by Reflective Practices | Jessica Cavallaro | 6 Min Read

June 1, 2023

The essence of the Agile framework is working in diverse teams to complete large projects in small increments. By working together moving one piece at a time teams can reflect on their actions and processes to ensure that they are working efficiently and effectively. This is the magic of agility and what has made the framework so popular in software design, and many other professional settings.

This rhythm of work—collaborating, learning, applying, and reflecting—easily transfers into future-forward classrooms. When agility is implemented in classrooms, no matter the age or content, students learn valuable life skills and can truly engage and understand their learning. Agile classrooms allow students the opportunity to learn the AI-proof skills they will need to navigate their world and develop into empathic, independent critical thinkers.

One of the most important skills children need when developing is the ability to reflect on their actions and how they impact the world around them. When children are small, this is a skill that needs explicit instruction. Toddlers often do not understand the world that exists outside of their sight line. However, we expect that students learn about the world, themselves, and how they think without providing…

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Jessica Cavallaro

As the co-founder of The Agile Mind and Chief Academic Officer of a pioneering online high school, Jessica Cavallaro is a key player in the educational revolution, infusing K-12 learning with Agile methodologies. Her 15-year tenure in education has been marked by a dedication to crafting meaningful educational experiences that drive classroom innovation and foster inquisitiveness. Jessica is dedicated to creating systems that enhance student autonomy, ensuring that every learner's voice is heard and valued. Beyond her educational leadership, Jessica is an esteemed keynote speaker, spreading her vision for transformative education and the critical role of flexibility in learning.