Stage 5: Students as World Changers

Big Questions, Big Solutions

How do we empower students to handle complexity -- and change the world? This question has always been at the heart of our work. And we continue to develop and refine resources that show us the way. In the craziness of the last week (I did three days of trainings in Australia, then a workshop… Continue reading Big Questions, Big Solutions

Innovation Series

How to be (more) innovative in 2014

This is sort of a greatest hits of our blog from 2013, synthesized into steps for a good New Year's Resolution. 1) Dream big. Why mess around with small, incremental change in education when we know our children deserve something radically different? 2)¬†Question habits and unpack assumptions. 3) Articulate an innovation that will move toward… Continue reading How to be (more) innovative in 2014

Stage 1: Adult Learning and Leadership

Your turn: teacher leadership

This week we have the pleasure of hearing from Molly Lauer. Molly is an incredible ¬†9th grade earth science teacher in Washington, DC. She also serves as an Instructional Lead Teacher at her school, which means she leads her fellow science teachers through professional development and coaching. As you can tell from her reflections below,… Continue reading Your turn: teacher leadership