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School Culture that Puts Student Well-Being First

At early college high schools, social-emotional supports and relationship development are central.

Published: June 11, 2019
Topics: Early College High School, Vision and Culture
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Changing Student Outlooks on Education: Ohio High School Instills a Sense of Hope and Belonging

Everyone has a voice at Marysville TRI Academy, including those students who might’ve gone unheard in a traditional school setting.

Published: May 21, 2019
Topics: Education Equity, Vision and Culture
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Parent Meetings Aren’t One-Size-Fits-All

Meetings students where they are means we need to meet parents where they are, too.

Published: May 16, 2019
Topics: Vision and Culture
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How the Portrait of a Graduate Can Help Communities Explore the Future of Learning

A learning community’s Portrait of a Graduate is a powerful tool for thinking about the implications of change.

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What Happens When Second Graders Plan for the Future

Even second graders can set goals – and in a personalized learning environment, they feel empowered to reach them.

Published: March 5, 2019
Topics: 101, Vision and Culture
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When You Know Better, Do Better: Four Ways to Start Making Your Classroom Student-Centered

Here are four practices teachers can implement in the classroom to help make learning more student-centered.

Published: February 19, 2019
Topics: Building Capacity, Vision and Culture
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Cultivating Learner Agency Through Authentic Voice and Choice

When we make all of the decisions for our students, what are we keeping them from doing for themselves?

Published: January 25, 2019
Topics: Vision and Culture
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How to Begin Implementing Personalized Learning in Your School District

A former superintendent shares tips getting started implementing personalized learning.

Published: November 5, 2018
Topics: 101, Systems Change, Vision and Culture
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Pinterest in the Classroom: Style Versus Substance

Lori Phillips and Robin Kanaan ask about pinteresting your classroom: "In service of what?"

Published: October 25, 2018
Topics: Vision and Culture
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Shared Leadership is Key to Scaling Student-Centered Practices at FlexTech in Michigan

FlexTech High School’s Vanguard team is made up of educators who want to serve as a resource for their peers.

Published: October 23, 2018
Topics: Building Capacity, Vision and Culture
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Educators are Coming Together to Scale Personalized Learning in Colorado

Garfield Public School District 16 is partnering with the Colorado Education Initiative to rethink teaching and learning to better support...

Published: October 10, 2018
Topics: Building Capacity, Vision and Culture
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More Than Test Scores: How One School’s Culture of Data Honors All Learners

A middle school principal created data binders for every teacher for every one of their students to help personalize planning...

Published: October 2, 2018
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Vision and Culture
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School Administrator Must Reads for Personalized Learning Communities

See reviews of five resources for school administrators looking to expand knowledge about personalized learning, design thinking and school culture.

Published: August 15, 2018
Topics: Building Capacity, Vision and Culture
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Ideas for Fostering a Sense of Belonging for the Students in Your Classroom

The learning communities we create in our classrooms and schools is fueled by the shared values, beliefs and attitudes and...

Published: August 8, 2018
Topics: Social Emotional Learning, Vision and Culture
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Classroom Posters: Reinforcing Growth Mindset and Positivity with Visual Cues

Download these free printables to add some inspiration to your classroom.

Published: August 3, 2018
Topics: Vision and Culture
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Alternative High School Students Have a Passion for Giving Back to the Community

Students at R-5 high school in Colorado have a passion for giving back to the community – and their learning...

Published: July 17, 2018
Topics: Overcoming Challenges, Vision and Culture
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State-Level Support for Personalized Learning in South Carolina Empowers Teachers and Students

When the South Carolina Department of Education launched their Office of Personalized Learning, their aim was clear: to develop the...

Published: June 12, 2018
Topics: 101, Systems Change, Vision and Culture
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Personalizing Learning: Don’t Lose Sight of Your Why

Personalizing learning is hard work. It’s important to not lose sight of why you’re doing it, and why it’s best...

Published: June 11, 2018
Topics: 101, Vision and Culture
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Eight Ways to Encourage Student Voice

Teachers and their relationships with students are at the heart of personalized learning.

Published: May 23, 2018
Topics: Social Emotional Learning, Vision and Culture
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How to Move Your District’s Vision for Personalized, Competency-Based Learning Forward

The shift towards personalized, competency-based learning starts with understanding where you are with your vision

Published: May 9, 2018
Topics: 101, Vision and Culture
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New Visions for Learning Require Looking beyond the Classroom

Community-based learning offers many possibilities for authentic, real-world, personalized learning experiences available for all learners.

Published: April 27, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning, Vision and Culture
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Making Personalized, Competency-Based Learning a Reality for All Students

What are the systemic areas to consider when implementing personalized, competency-based learning across a district?

Published: April 25, 2018
Topics: 101, Systems Change, Vision and Culture
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Culturally Responsive Teaching in a Mastery Learning Environment

How a network of schools is helping increase equity with culturally responsive teaching and mastery learning.