When we shift from antiquated infraction-based discipline to a learner-centered approach rooted in contemporary pedagogy, we are able to fulfill our role as educators—not systems of punishment but systems of student-centered learning.
Moving from Infraction-Based Consequences to Learner-Centered Discipline
Increasing workplace flexibility means that schools can’t become more rigid
While the world of work has changed from an industrial system to more of a knowledge economy, our education system has been slow to adapt.
Recently, I spoke to a group of new managers at our company about the crucial lessons I’ve learned in my own leadership journey. At the top of the list was learning to delegate.
Learning Loss: Are We Defining the Problem Correctly?
Rather than asking, How can we make up for all of the content that was not covered?, we propose framing the problem differently around two key questions.
Leadership Questions to Help Guide Design of a Virtual School
This post was written by Jill Thompson and Allison Zmuda, and first published on Education Elements. To support the planning of opening a virtual school, leaders can be overwhelmed with the volume of questions to consider — logistics, strategy, and purpose to name Read More …
It’s Time for Curriculum Mapping 3.0
This post was first published on Solution Tree Blog and is reprinted with permission. Curriculum mapping is a well-established process for helping to ensure a “guaranteed” curriculum. Unlike a lesson plan that focuses on specific learning objectives for a single Read More …
“I Like to Write, and So Do They”: How Our Beliefs Influence Our Students
Plus: Four Ideas for Promoting a Positive Attitude Toward Writing A stack of 1st grade how-to books caught my eye while students worked independently on their math sheets. One student, seated next to the stack, pointed to a black bin Read More …
Empathy is Foundational During Our Current Uncertainty
By Allison Zmuda, Bena Kallick and Art Costa Empathy is a foundational part of healing from the political and social issues we are currently facing. Empathy can also be a response to a joyful experience. This newsletter focuses on the Read More …
Slow Pivots: What’s Driving the Change to Reimagine School Schedules?
This post was written by Jill Thompson and Allison Zmuda, and first published on Education Elements. School schedules and use of time are one of the few remaining relics of the industrialized learning model. Even when most schools moved Read More …
Virtual Schooling Is Here to Stay: Reimagining Post-Pandemic Virtual Learning in Public Schools
By Jill Thompson and Allison Zmuda. This post was first published on Education Elements. From North Carolina to California to Alaska, public schools around the United States are planning to preserve a virtual school option for students after the Read More …