October 12, 2022 My interest in modernizing the experience of high school students began when I was just nine years old. My mother, a computer teacher at our local high
July 28, 2022 Relationships are at the heart of leading and learning. As school leaders, we know this from intuition and experience. It is also clear that relationships require trust.
March 25, 2022 We must move away from a mechanistic view of the universe to one that recognizes and supports living systems. This shift in perspective begins to make clear
When I was new in my role as Director of Curriculum and Instruction one of my first projects was to organize the districtwide professional development days before the start of
We need to begin with our learners. Historically, we’ve taken an outside-in approach in education, beginning with the needs of policymakers and working from there to implement assessment systems “to”
There are two fundamentally different types of learning outcomes. It is important to be clear that some learning follows a fairly linear pathway where there are clear right and wrong
As I wrote in Learner-Centered Leadership, the post-industrial education system will require post-industrial measures of success. We can no longer rely on letter grades and seat time as proxies of
Letter grades evolved out of higher education in the late 1800s and became the ubiquitous method of evaluating and reporting on student performance during the industrial age when we shifted