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May 15, 2018

Providing Agency for Our Most Challenging Students

Teachers can employ Collaborative Problem Solving to empower students with persistently challenging behaviors to change; in this two-part series, we'll learn more from educators at the elementary and middle school levels.

April 16, 2018

Transformative Culture Mapping

Can we actually design for an organizational culture or is it something that organically grows over time, in ways that cannot be architected?

March 30, 2018

Networks for Learning: The Community of Practice

A practitioner's guide to designing and leading communities of practice for deep connection and powerful learning in K-12 education.

March 27, 2018

Connection as a Design Principle for Learning

We want to feel known. We want to belong--at work or school, in the places we frequent and reside, and in our virtual communities. This is what I'm thinking about as I watch the student-led revolution that birthed the March for our Lives movement.

March 23, 2018

Self Awareness + Belonging = Transformative Culture

If you had an entire year to plan and reset your organization's culture, how would you reset it? This post explores they key elements of any launch: short term viability, and its eventual long-term viability.

February 23, 2018

Share Your DC: A Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Expedition

For this edition of Friday Focus: Practitioner's Guide to Next Gen Learning, we spoke to Khizer Husain, Chief of Staff at Two Rivers, to learn about this innovative approach to building a strong, diverse community.

February 22, 2018

Who is Our Learning Community?

There may be no single piece of the education puzzle that is already starting to undergo a more fundamental, radical, and unpredictable evolution than the relationship amongst schools, students, teachers, and our understanding of who and what forms our "community."

February 19, 2018

Schools Should Be Cathedrals of Learning

Sarah Williams Goldhagen in her book Welcome to Your World: How the built environment shapes our lives makes the compelling case that cognition is the product of a three-way collaboration between your mind, body, and environment.

December 19, 2017

Please, No More Rigor!

Today I grapple with one of the real conundrums I wrestle with all the time: how do we push students to do a level and quality of work they don't necessarily believe they can do? And at some point, I referred to this as "the rigor question."

December 15, 2017

It Takes a Village: Talent Cities at Vista Unified

Dropping out is not a high school problem; it's a middle school problem. How do we hook students early and show that what they are learning is relevant? This edition of NGLC's Practitioner's Guide to Next Gen Learning is the second of a two-part series about leveraging strong community partnerships to provide real-world learning to students in middle and high school.

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