Well, we haven't written in quite some time -- we've been busy! We are thrilled to announce the forthcoming publication of our first two books: Tools for Teaching Conceptual Understanding. The secondary edition will be out in January and the elementary edition out in August by Corwin Press. These books extend the great work of Dr.… Continue reading What’s next for Ed2S?
Today's post was written by a 2015 Ed2Save Fellow, Jessie Mouw. Her Fellow's Project is to promote and redefine the importance of failure as a natural and important part of the learning process. Her words follow: The Case for Failure-Friendly Schools Failure has become the subject of much consideration in roughly the last decade, as… Continue reading Should we teach students to embrace failure?
Here at Ed2S we frequently ask ourselves, "What would Copernicus do?" We ask that question because we believe we are living in the midst of a major transformation in the way we think about formal schooling. Copernicus is the scientist credited for proving that the earth revolves around the sun, not the other way around as was previously… Continue reading What will be the new normal of schooling?
Do you dream of busting out of the factory model of education? Become an Ed to Save the World Fellow and push the boundaries of how we teach and learn! July 6 - 8, 2016 in Washington, DC. Click here for the application or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We held our second annual Fellowship Summit and it was a blast! We gathered fifteen educators who are interested in pushing the boundaries of how we teach children. It was a jam-packed three days of joyful, intellectual exploration and creation, including: Questioning current schooling practices Creating 3-D versions of dramatically different schools Sharing authors who… Continue reading Searching for the New Paradigm of Learning
Today we feature 2014 Ed2Save Fellow Dr. Deb Felix. Formerly a university admissions officer, she now works with families to help students find the path that is best for them after high school. She is passionate about helping to transform schools into places that appropriately develop every student according to their strengths, passions, needs and desires. Why… Continue reading Changing the college application game
Good morning! Summer is just around the corner and Julie, Juliet and I are busy preparing for our Innovation Summit, which will kick off the 2015-16 Fellowship this July in Washington, DC. We can't wait to re-charge and re-inspire ourselves by working with our awesome Fellows! Thinking about applying to join us as a Fellow? Consider… Continue reading The Fellowship Countdown!
Since we've launched the applications for our second crop of Ed to Save the World Fellows, several of you have expressed interest in hearing more about us and about the fellowship program. So, if you've already read the general Fellowship description and have been thinking about applying, but aren't sure if this is for you,… Continue reading The Ed to Save the World Fellowship explained
Today we're excited to share an article by one of our 2014 Ed to Save the World Fellows. Ayo Magwood is a history teacher at an independent school in Washington, DC. Ayo's classroom is an incredible laboratory of democracy, justice, and critical thinking -- students are challenged not only to learn U.S. history, but to… Continue reading Two Fronts in the Fight for Social Justice
Today we feature one of our Ed2Save Fellows, Alexandra Fuentes. She just published an Op-ed in the Alexandria Gazette about the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). She went to Capitol Hill to talk with lawmakers and here are her conclusions: 1. More teachers need to offer solutions rather than just critique.… Continue reading Teachers need to speak up and take action