Summer is here, and for many of us this means reflecting on the school year. There is a different pace in the summer, a bit more room to breathe and think. When I was based in a school, my favorite summer ritual was reading all those books that sat next to my bedside table all year long. As I read, I would think hard about the many challenges I faced during the year and search for answers in their pages. Several years ago, I decided it didn’t make sense to save reading and reflecting for summertime. During one summer break I found and followed three blogs. I began reading those blogs every day and found them to be a perfect source of short, targeted and highly relevant information.
The hardest part of establishing my new blog reading routine was finding the right blogs to read. As the newest member of the NGLC K-12 team, I wondered which blogs our grantees and staff considered the best blogs about next gen learning ... I asked and these blogs topped the list:
The Christensen Institute is a nonprofit think tank “dedicated to improving the world through disruptive innovation” and their education blog showcases findings and important concepts from the Institute’s research that “aims to transform monolithic, factory-model systems into student-centered designs that educate every student successfully…”