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November 16, 2018

Educator-to-Educator Learning: The Transforming Learning Collaborative

The Transforming Learning Collaborative provides educator-to-educator professional learning in support of learning/school redesign. Key ingredients are authentic, real-world contexts, experiential learning, collaboration, and mentoring.

October 08, 2018

A Teacher's Guide to Finding Your People

Teaching can be an isolating profession. A seasoned teacher shares three ways to get and stay connected with colleagues

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 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.

August 31, 2018

Dreaming of an 11-Star Experience to Build a 7-Star Experience

What kind of school learning environments and experiences would be so compelling that everyone who was a part of it wouldn't just enjoy it, but be compelled to tell others about the experience?

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 29, 2018

Innovation Pathways: A Personalized Professional Development Approach

Learning should resemble a variety of unique threads -- passion, profession, innovation, and curiosity -- that make up the fabric of a holistic experience. To ask that educators create and maintain personalized pathways for students is to require that those same pathways are presented to educators.

August 22, 2018

A New Paradigm for PD: The Modern Classrooms Project

We've created The Modern Classrooms Project, a nonprofit organization that supports our blended, self-paced, mastery-based approach to teaching and learning. This summer, we brought eight teachers of different courses together for a week of self-directed professional development. Here's what happened.

August 20, 2018

More Than Words: Keeping Your Best Invested in Your School and District

Without leaders who are actively supporting our most innovative educators through the investment of resources like time, professional learning, and coaching, we run a high risk of our best teachers feeling as if their efforts are being trivialized.

July 31, 2018

Personal Learning: Perspectives from Schools, Districts, and the Community

As many U.S. school districts continue to struggle to reach the goal of implementing personal learning, it's helpful for educators and school leaders to have some exemplars that have already paved the way.

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