Ed2S Fellows, News and Trends, Uncategorized

What’s next for Ed2S?

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?

Ed2S Fellows, News and Trends, Stage 2: Joyful and Efficient, Testing and Assessments

Should we teach students to embrace failure?

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?

News and Trends


My husband's favorite joke to tell our son is, "You have a choice: you can either have a sibling or go to college -- because we can't afford to send two kids to college." I tell him not to worry because by the time our kids are college-aged, I think the cost and delivery model… Continue reading COLLEGE! COLLEGE! …college?

Stage 1: Adult Learning and Leadership

What Makes a School Successful?

Dear Wonderful Ed2S Readers, Your help is needed!  I’m working on nailing down a research question for my School Leadership Residency project at High Tech High’s GSE and would love your insights. I’m interested in thinking about how we assess schools.  What factors do we currently consider?  Do those match with our goals for schools,… Continue reading What Makes a School Successful?

Stage 1: Adult Learning and Leadership

Trending: Action Research

Here’s a quotation to start off your week: “We Have Met the Audience and She Is Us” That’s the title of Judith Bradshaw Brown’s contribution Hubbard and Power’s Living Questions: A Guide for Teacher Researchers.  Bradshaw’s title suggests a pretty awesome and simple idea that is embedded in the concept of action research - the supposition that in… Continue reading Trending: Action Research

Stage 3: Conceptual Understanding

The problem with objectives

In their new book, Transitioning to Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction authors Lynn Erickson and Lois Lanning outline the steps necessary to create and implement a concept-based curriculum. The first chapter outlines why traditional content objectives are problematic. This almost seems heretical considering how much emphasis standards documents and schools place on objectives. But their logic… Continue reading The problem with objectives

Influential Thinkers

#13 Dr. Lisa Delpit

As we think about transforming our schools to meet the demands of the 21st century, it is imperative that we consider this shift through the lens of equity.  The changes that the experts in this series have discussed are changes that are needed throughout our educational system.  In many ways, however, it can be most… Continue reading #13 Dr. Lisa Delpit

Influential Thinkers

#10 Klimek, Ritzenhein, and Sullivan – Generative Leadership

Senator John Glenn opens his preface to Klimek, Ritzenhein, and Sullivan’s Generative Leadership; Shaping New Futures for Today's Schools by acknowledge the necessity of profound change in our education system.  This transformation requires a new type of leader.  As Senator Glenn states: What kind of leadership is needed to reshape our schools? Certainly not the… Continue reading #10 Klimek, Ritzenhein, and Sullivan – Generative Leadership

Influential Thinkers

#6 David Conley – Getting Ready for College, Careers, and the Common Core

David Conley opens his most recent book Getting Ready for College, Careers, and Common Core with this paragraph: Teachers want students to learn.  It’s one of the most basic reasons people go into teaching, and it’s certainly one of the basic expectations society has of teachers.   However, supporting students to learn requires more than presenting… Continue reading #6 David Conley – Getting Ready for College, Careers, and the Common Core