In the first five days, weeks, and months of the school year, educators have the opportunity to create a school and classroom culture that values students' cultural identities and empowers students as global citizens.
To best serve students, we need to focus definitions of learning on process instead of performance.
To better define learning, we need to stop using "EduSpeak" and return to the theoretical language of pedagogy.
High performing schools and successful students just don't happen, they are built by design.
Increasing the summer opportunities available to students from low-income families is a crucial step in reducing the achievement gap, and recent research shows that engaging families during these summer programs will make them even more effective.
Paradigms can serve as a catalyst for change with educational technology or become an anchor preventing the spread of new ideas.
What if, instead of thinking about technology as an add-on, or instructional tool, or device to facilitate student learning, we thought of it as a driver of school culture?
To foster the 21st-century skills of communication and collaboration in students requires more than just access to Google docs.
To measure change in education, we need to move beyond only using quantitative research methods.
To thwart resistance to change and mitigate bias, consider design thinking to provide teachers with an opportunity to learn.