Massachusetts Personalized Learning Network coach, Diana Lebeaux, and design team members, Alec Resnick and Kevin Brill, argue that innovative school design requires a carefully-combined mix of experience, inspiration, and sheer gumption.
Question 2 was voted down by a wide margin on November 8th, but now is not the time to become complacent. Moving forward, we need to work harder than ever to ensure that our public schools are equity-minded spaces for all children.
What role do a spoon, rubber band, and marshmallow play in mathematics class? In this video these New Hampshire students use performance assessment to explore geometry and angles.
Through more than 20 years of No Child Left Behind, we have lived with a uniform definition of accountability, that of a standardized test used to make determinations of student learning and school and district progress. It is time to question some of the assumptions underlying this practice.
CCE’s District and School Design (DSD) practice area convened recently to discuss strategies on having crucial conversations about race and equity. With educational equity at the core of our work and race at the center of our daily news, we questioned how best to talk about race and equity with our partner schools, district, and educators.
In classrooms where very few, if any, students are asking questions, how should educators help cultivate students’ curiosity? Does having the teacher ask for questions help? And, more significantly, does teaching questioning help? Shelby shares her research on the topic.
Our public schools are a microcosm of the larger society around us. Too often, we as educators try to fend off the outside chatter and focus on the academic work at hand. Dan discusses the important role educators place in creating a counter-narrative to what many of our students are experiencing every day in the world around them, as well as a safe space for them to talk about and make sense of these experiences.