While design and systems thinking hold promise for education, the challenge is that there is not one "user" for whom the design should fit, nor a single goal to be achieved.
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February 03, 2016
January 21, 2016
A Massachusetts school shows a way to design a structure to enable students to move at their own pace--and avoid the shame of falling behind--writes Kathleen Cushman.
January 08, 2016
In this blog, Jal Mehta argues that the "follow the leaders" approach to educational comparisons is misguided, and offers a different perspective on what can be learned from global education.
November 30, 2015
A report about high-need students in New York City holds lessons for how schools and districts can think about the systems they create, writes Susan Fairchild of new Visions for Public Schools.
August 24, 2015
Teachers can design pathways that improve the arc of students' and schools' performance, says Susan Fairchild of New Visions for Public Schools.
May 15, 2015
A Massachusetts school builds a culture of learning and inclusiveness by consistently following procedures that produce good outcomes, writes Kathleen Cushman.
February 24, 2015
Leaders of New Visions for Public Schools take the concept of "grit" and apply to it to schools, and show it is critical for success.
February 03, 2015
A Massachusetts school succeeds by "sweating the small stuff" and engaging students in authentic learning experiences.
July 18, 2014
In the second of two posts, Jal Mehta argues that neither reformers nor traditionalists have all the answers in moving towards deeper learning for all. This post highlights five blind spots of traditionalists that he thinks are worthy of more open discussion.
July 16, 2014
In the first of two posts, Jal Mehta argues that neither reformers nor traditionalists have all the answers in moving towards deeper learning for all. This post highlights five blind spots of reformers that he thinks are worthy of more open discussion.