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.
Chipeta Elementary is a school on a journey of change. The concept of rigor vs. vigor brings clarity to our purpose and our ensuing actions.
Sustainability beyond a founding or originating leader's tenure requires a system. But how do you know if you are building the right system--one that can produce enduring great results while you are creating it?
In order for agency-driven, personal efficacy-building, next gen forms of learning to advance broadly, the change processes we use to make that happen must reflect those same core tenets. Next gen innodoption strategies incorporate change management processes that reflect the settled science of what motivates people of all ages to do their best work.
Montessori For All focuses on growing the whole child; part of this effort entails helping children understand human development--including puberty, sexual intercourse, responsible choices, and the difference between sex and gender, among other topics.
Guides at Epic Middle School and Pride Leaders at Valor Collegiate Academy are two examples of new adult roles created to promote student learning, success, and well-being.
Graduation represents a major milestone for high school students across the country. Here, educators reflect on its deeper significance for young people in 2018.
A truly effective network has the power to transform the outcomes for the most marginalized students: the story of NYC's Transfer School Institute
Classrooms have become accustomed to valuing speed over mastery, and we've shifted our attention from authentic understanding of content to sheer volume of material consumed. It's time to revisit the true value of an education, and remind ourselves that education is about the learning process, not academic standards.
Inspired to redesign learning experiences, leaders and educators share their perspectives on approaching innovation--and failing forward--following several revelatory training and brainstorming sessions.