Readiness & Mindsets

7 Essential Tips to Build a Strong School Culture – Education Article

By: Malia Burns If you walked into my high school on any given day, you’d see an array of typical scenes. Students focused in class, socializing with peers in the halls during transition periods. Teachers focused on their daily lessons, debriefing with colleagues in the halls. Leaders meeting with faculty and families. A vibrant high school community. But there’s something else at play that often goes unseen. An intangible element that you can just feel when you step foot onto…

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Rise: Voice of a New Generation – Education Article

One Stone in Boise continues to be one of the most progressive high school programs in the nation. Armed with a mission to empower a youth army of “good for good,” the bedrock of their program – student voice, has been beautifully delivered through Jon Long’s documentary, Rise: Voice of a New Generation. Nestled in the heart of downtown Boise, One Stone continues to thrive as they prepare for their first class of graduates. What started as a community based after-school…

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CEO’s at Recess: Teaching Entrepreneurship in Elementary School – Education Article

Remember when you were young and played “store” or “restaurant” at home? The excitement of coming up with a name for your budding business, setting prices, choosing products or menu items, and finding customers (that is, family members and usually a couple of stuffed animals). When my son was three years old, he started a store in our house called the “Stuff Store Studio.” He sold his father’s old records and some of his own drawings. Even at his young…

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Forget Replication, Transforming Learning is About Remixing – Education Article

By: Tony Siddall How do you replicate the most innovative schools in the country? It’s a trick question. The answer is that you don’t. Over the last year, our team at Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) has spoken with the leaders of many of the most innovative schools in the country. While they’re intensely committed to sharing what they’ve learned, few are interested in “replication” as it is traditionally understood. As Jin-Soo Huh of Distinctive Schools recently argued, “cookie cutter”…

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Getting Students to Take Control – Education Article

When considering the future of work, it is important to consider what still needs to be done to prepare future generations. It is not a secret that everyone learns differently. In a world that is constantly changing—that is one thing that won’t. As EdReimaginged noted in their report, A transformational vision for education in the U.S., “the current system was designed in a different era and structured for a different society.” So why is it taking so long to adjust…

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How a Community Organization is Helping Students Find and Share Their Voice – Education Article

This is part two of a four-part series about how student engagement increases when students share their learning. We have been exploring how authentic public presentations of learning may lead to increased student engagement and why a campaign called Share Your Learning has been advocating for more teachers, schools, districts, and organizations to commit to sharing student learning. In our last feature, we learned how an elementary school teacher is using student-led conferences to empower her students. We encourage all schools and…

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