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May 04, 2018

Structure Helps Promote Student Agency

For flex time to work well, schools have to accomplish a tricky balance between fostering autonomy in students while still holding them accountable for ambitious learning targets.

April 27, 2018

Students as Users, Designers, and Co-creators of Learning

This edition of Friday Focus: Practitioner's Guide to Next Gen Learning takes another look at the School Design Institutes (SDIs) that were featured in a story earlier this month.

April 20, 2018

On Deepening the "Why": What Achievement First has Learned From our Greenfield Model

Achievement First Greenfield's team is launching a new model for education, and finding ways to seamlessly integrate enrichment, personalized learning, and self-reflection into rigorous small group and whole group classes throughout the school day.

April 13, 2018

Can Flex Time Support Student Agency?

There is real potential in the use of flex time to promote student agency; as a result, the team at Silicon SchoolsFund have begun to form hypotheses about what makes for a successful implementation.

April 13, 2018

From Problem to Prototype: The Story of a Weekend

For this edition of Friday Focus: Practitioner's Guide to Next Gen Learning, I observed teams in action and spoke to Liza Veto, program officer for Mass IDEAS, along with participants and coaches.

March 23, 2018

Cultivating Anti-Bias and Anti-Racist Leaders of the Future

Our flagship campus in Austin, TX--Magnolia Montessori For All--has spent the past several months capturing our approach to proactively teaching children how to navigate lines of difference, so that they are prepared to lead a diverse world.

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 07, 2018

A Year in the Making: The Fourth Lesson My New Year's Resolution Taught Me about Next Gen Learning

This is the fourth post in a series about my experiences implementing my resolution throughout last year. This one describes my experience with a class that didn't work out well.

February 06, 2018

Learning Spaces Redefine Learning at High Plains School

Now in its second full year of operation in eastern Loveland, High Plains is the first school in Loveland that was built from the ground up around the concepts of STEAM--Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics.

January 25, 2018

A Student's Perspective: Some Truths About Real-World Learning

This week's edition of Friday Focus: Practitioner's Guide to Next Gen Learning was written by Ricky Sierra, a student at Da Vinci Extension sharing her experiences at Da Vinci Schools.

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