How Agile Helps Administrators: Beyond the Classroom Walls | Jessica Cavallaro | 7 Min Read

September 1, 2022

Employing the agile framework in the classroom is highly beneficial for students and for teachers, but the benefits extend beyond the classroom walls. 

Agile brings incredible changes to the culture of a classroom. Shifting the teacher’s focus from leader to facilitator empowers students to pull their learning (rather than teachers pushing it), creating more efficient systems. That efficiency gives time back to teachers and students to do a deeper dive into learning and explore ideas outside of the mandated content. That time is also used to build relationships, offer space for genuine conversations, and lift the mood and energy of the classroom. The time to actually work is the greatest gift for both the students and the teachers. Time is a precious resource that everyone needs more of, especially in education. 

Agile is not a template for lesson plans. It is not a classroom management system. Agile was created to open lines of communication, ease collaboration, test and deliver frequently, and reflect often. With this in mind, agility, when introduced to administrative teams, eases the burden of work for everyone.

Administrative teams have different job functions than teachers. They must run entire schools, develop curricula, manage people,…

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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.