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August 28, 2018

Creating a Career Superhighway

What if we reimagined our school system as a superhighway that is a network of career development pathways? What if this expressway contained no traffic lights or other obstructions, enabling students to travel quickly toward their career aspirations with the promise of employment in a growing priority sector of work upon graduation?

August 21, 2018

Kickstart Readiness that Continues to College & Career

Building positive habits early on prepares our kids for a more autonomous and inspired existence. While it may seem light-years away as you watch them finger-paint, the future--and their role in it--is swiftly on its way.

August 10, 2018

Wayfinding Abilities: Helping Students Chart a Course Through Life

Many educators recognize how vital Wayfinding Abilities--the knowledge and capacity to navigate college, career, and life opportunities--are to student success and are actively supporting students to develop them.

July 23, 2018

Developing Replacement Behaviors for Traditional Measures

We need to shift the conversation about the value of test scores toward the development and communication of replacement behaviors, which empower learners to regularly demonstrate their level of proficiency.

July 20, 2018

Who You Know: Building Students' Social Capital

This Friday Focus: Practitioner's Guide to Next Gen Learning is devoted to the concept of social capital and its implications for educators.

July 13, 2018

Creating Space

If we want good things to happen in K-12 education, we have to create space for them. And creating space isn't easy.

July 02, 2018

Seeing is Believing Tour, Part IV

Personalized learning is no fad; students today know what is relevant to their needs. We've seen significant evidence that personalized learning is meeting students where they are, and then giving them the feedback necessary to help them develop to where they need to be--or want to be.

June 28, 2018

How Self-Pacing Improves Students' Academic Achievement and Self-Confidence

By requiring all students to work at a predetermined pace irrespective of their needs, we as educators make the proactive decision to value speed over mastery. The solution lies in developing a classroom model that empowers students to work at their own pace.

June 22, 2018

Successfully Ever After: Building 21's Broader Competencies

Many schools and organizations in the NGLC network are considering the full scope of their students' futures--lifelong learning, multiple careers, relationships, and civic engagement--in their definitions of student success. Correspondingly, they're adopting more expansive sets of competencies so that their graduates can succeed and thrive in a world of accelerating change.

June 21, 2018

Beyond Academic Personalized Learning: Implementing Restorative Justice

For students to have a truly personalized learning experience, the philosophy has to become a part of the non-academic parts of their learning as well. Based on this, our schools have shifted to adopt a restorative justice model. Here's how we did it--and the positive results we're already seeing.

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