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November 15, 2018

Don't Force Group Work, Facilitate Experiential Learning

Students often find group work frustrating, divisive and unsuccessful. Experiential learning principles frame group activities to be engaging, meaningful, and effective.

November 02, 2018

Is Next Gen Learning a Political Act?

All parents want whatever their children need in order to fulfill their highest potential. Next gen learning is a means to this end, one everyone can get behind.

October 26, 2018

Cultivating a Learning Culture to Promote Equity

Insights and resources from the Next Generation Learning Challenges team's journey to grow its equity practice.

October 02, 2018

Learning Beyond Academics

Are social-emotional skills the precursors to the real work of academic learning, or are they important for students to learn in and of themselves?

September 21, 2018

A Decade On: Lindsay Unified's Personalized Learning Journey

Over a decade ago, Lindsay Unified School District in California set out on a path to transform learning by adopting a performance-based system. How has the district sustained this kind of change over time?

September 12, 2018

Is School a Competition?

For students, there exists a 'relevance gap' between the learning in school and the learning in life--caused in a large part by creating conditions that feel very much like a competition between and among students. Yet having a stark 'winners and losers' mindset won't lead them toward future success.

September 10, 2018

The Art and Science of Coaching Educators

Coaching is truly an art to behold when done well. But is it all an art? Can science aid a coach? Should it? These are questions we're exploring at Matchbook Learning as we coach our school staff, the majority of whom are educators.

September 07, 2018

A Shared Sense of Place and Purpose at Cohasset's PBL Summit

More than 60 adults gathered at the historic Lightkeepers House in Cohasset, Massachusetts, on July 26 to experience project-based learning as a community: educators, parents, local businesses and nonprofit organizations, and civic leaders.

August 30, 2018

Leading Change in A Personalized Environment: Right from the Start

I've had the opportunity to work with and learn from many other schools as they've shifted to personalized learning. Every implementation is different, but crucial leadership decisions typically fall into these four areas.

August 27, 2018

Competency Without Compromise: Rethinking the High School Transcript

Learning design innovators have felt constrained by the traditional transcript. Fortunately, forward-thinking organizations are now collaborating with school-based innovators--and by working with networks of schools, districts, and systems, they're building an ecosystem in which deeper, personalized, and mastery-based learning can thrive.

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