What's the value of instruction that offers theory without valuable, hands-on practical experience?

Teachers in Mahar Regional School District are leading a grassroots change effort to redesign learning, with the backing of the district's superintendent.

Personalized learning is no fad; students today know what is relevant to their needs. We've seen significant evidence that personalized learning is meeting students where they are, and then giving them the feedback necessary to help them develop to where they need to be--or want to be.

By requiring all students to work at a predetermined pace irrespective of their needs, we as educators make the proactive decision to value speed over mastery. The solution lies in developing a classroom model that empowers students to work at their own pace.

To work effectively toward successful outcomes, all teams, regardless of industry, require a culture that enables them to thrive. These five practices help create a culture of teamwork and deep collaboration at your school.

One of the biggest mistakes education leaders say they have made when scaling a new initiative is to jump to tactical planning before defining strategic values and objectives. Here are our recommendations on the critical questions that all leadership teams should actually be asking.

Many schools and organizations in the NGLC network are considering the full scope of their students' futures--lifelong learning, multiple careers, relationships, and civic engagement--in their definitions of student success. Correspondingly, they're adopting more expansive sets of competencies so that their graduates can succeed and thrive in a world of accelerating change.

For students to have a truly personalized learning experience, the philosophy has to become a part of the non-academic parts of their learning as well. Based on this, our schools have shifted to adopt a restorative justice model. Here's how we did it--and the positive results we're already seeing.

Typical interactions between teachers and students can leave the latter group feeling diminished, disrespected, or 'less than.' Here's one educator and one student's take on how teachers can avoid these damaging experiences, and improve relationships in the process.

With all the interest in innovative school models, many schools are creating "flex time" periods during the day for students to increase student agency. We at Silicon Schools Fund and Relay Graduate School of Education set out to understand what makes flex time periods work best and started with a deep dive on the topic.

The opinions expressed in Next Gen Learning in Action are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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