This post describes what I learned about where learning can happen, offers some insights I gained by reflecting on my needle felting and block printing experiences, and provides additional resources.
Like many progressive schools, the students at the Workshop School, a non-selective high school in the School District of Philadelphia, present their work at the conclusion of each quarter.
Student-led conferences are core to realizing our mission of every one of our students as a life-long active participant in their own education with a strong sense of self and community.
Principals must become change agents in order for education to transition from assembly line efficiency to learner-centered agency.
For this edition of Friday Focus: Practitioner's Guide to Next Gen Learning, we spoke to leaders of schools in the NGLC network who have experience both as guests and hosts of school visits.
A group of 11 school districts across Virginia came together with one goal: create more student-led assessment opportunities in our schools so students are more engaged in learning.
Throughout my career, I have had the kind of jobs where "deliverables" are things like meetings and papers and presentations--in other words, intangible products. But this year, even as I experienced the challenging side of making, I also experienced a special reward when my projects were complete.
New Hampshire's Assessment for Learning Project (ALP) has been a quest to deepen and personalize competency-based learning for all students.
Distinctive Schools has been implementing a next generation model of learning that embraces personalized learning. In our academic model, we set high expectations for students to become curious, engaged learners who can thrive in college, career, and life and will be able to adapt and succeed in new and unknown contexts.
By providing authentic opportunities to practice self-direction, connect with the larger community, collaborate with peers, and develop their respect for social responsibility, the annual Magnolia Makers Market is one way Montessori For All works toward preparing children to be successful leaders in the 21st century.