How Agile & SCRUM Make Me a Better Teacher | Jessica Cavallaro | 3 Min Read

June 25, 2021

After being sent home last March the world has shifted dramatically. The assumptions that were held as true seem old and antiquated. Educators have been on the front line of this shift. After being sent home for “two weeks” on a sunny Friday afternoon the perception of purposeful education has to be reimagined. 

It quickly became clear that taking lesson plans from the classroom to virtual was not functional. Educators need to adapt at lightning speed to the needs of their students, but the world of virtual teaching was too new and too fresh. There was so much going on. Everyone was emotional and mentally drained. Educators, students, and parents were pushed beyond reasonable boundaries watching the systems that we were familiar with dissolve in front of us. 

Over a year later it is clear that education has shifted and desperately needs an overhaul. The current education system is preparing students for jobs that do not exist. The rote memorization, assembly line, “do as you’re told” world of careers has evaporated with the automation and rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI).  

What we need are problem solvers. People that can think creatively and with empathy. People that…

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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.