Failing Forward…As an Adult: Implications for Fostering in a School Culture

Failing Forward…As an Adult: Implications for Fostering This in a School Culture There’s been a lot of conversation over the past couple of years about the soft skills or social emotional skills that should be fostered in our educational system. One of the main themes is the idea that failure is critical to continual learning … Continue reading Failing Forward…As an Adult: Implications for Fostering in a School Culture

The Role of Portfolios in Personalization, Competency Based Education and Blended Learning

It’s clear that one of the changes needed in education is to personalize learning. This goes hand in hand with competency based education and blended learning. A focus on all three of these areas is key to the futuring of education. The following resources (articles and webinars) effectively discuss the importance of personalization, blended, and … Continue reading The Role of Portfolios in Personalization, Competency Based Education and Blended Learning

What Does Design Thinking Have To Do With the Futuring of Education? Everything!

What does design thinking have to do with the futuring of education? Everything. We are continually striving to reimagine the educational system to provide learning environments that foster innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurialism for all students. Conversations, shifts, and fixes have been going on for years, with few truly disruptive changes. The crux of the problem … Continue reading What Does Design Thinking Have To Do With the Futuring of Education? Everything!

Know The “Why” and Disrespect the Impossible

After observing many educational leaders and education systems, it’s clear that the following must be present and ubiquitous in a school and district before they can thrive and continue to move forward: Clearly articulated, concise vision and mission Development of the vision and mission is based on research, reflection, and representative of all stakeholder voices … Continue reading Know The “Why” and Disrespect the Impossible

Technology Integration, ELA Common Core, and UDL (Universal Design For Learning)

Common Core state standards clearly outline the knowledge and skills students need to be Career and College Ready as readers, writers, researchers, presenters, and thinkers. The challenge for teachers and administrators is how to support all students to meet the level of rigor and depth of knowledge outlined in the Common Core standards. This can … Continue reading Technology Integration, ELA Common Core, and UDL (Universal Design For Learning)