• What Organizations Need to Know to Become Effective Partners in Advising Redesign

    Author: Laurie Fladd They say “many hands make light work.” Implementing an effective advising redesign takes many hands from both inside and outside the institution. Schools use vendors, consultants and nonprofits to help them as they undertake this massive institutional change. On...

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  • What Does “College Ready” Mean?

    Author: Cory Tressler When you think about a high school student being college ready, what do you think about? Perhaps a list of their completed courses, GPA, ACT/SAT scores, and participation in athletics or clubs come to mind as important aspects of college readiness? Let’s dig a...

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  • The Liberal Arts: Always a Story to Tell

    By Lucy Langworthy Our story began in the summer of 2014. That summer, Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) embarked upon two monumental tasks: the hiring of 47 fulltime college advisors and the adoption of data analytics software (the Student Success Collaborative – SSC). The reason: to...

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  • 10 Tips to Engage Next Gen Learners in the Classroom

    Author: Sophia Sanchez I remember being rebuked by one of my teachers for not being attentive in class, back when I was a student. What she didn’t know was that I had issues at home that had me worried. I was not the type to easily open up and wasn’t the most enthusiastic kid in the...

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  • How Can Today’s Classrooms and Schools Become Inclusive Learning Environments?

    By Michael Niehoff This post originally appeared on Changing is Learning on January 15, 2016.  As the founding principal of Minarets High School, a 1:1, project-based high school that opened up in 2008, our primary goal was to create a classroom and schoolwide culture that was student-...

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  • Top 6 Themes of the “Friday Focus” Practitioner’s Guide to Personalized Learning

    I invite you to join me as I look back and reflect on the insights, surprises, challenges, collective hardships, and joys the NGLC network has experienced in 2016. The top themes covered in the Friday Focus series, a practitioner’s guide to personalized learning that we put out twice a month...

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  • From Innovation to Transformation: Reshaping the Campus Landscape by Having the Right People on the Bus

    Author: Julie Johnston Thinking about launching a large-scale initiative – one that involves systematic change with real impact and large-scale transformation of pedagogy? Make sure you have the right people on board to inspire new possibilities. As the Director of Learning Spaces for...

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  • Teachable Times: Equity in Next Generation Learning

    Knowing Our Why The election has created many teachable moments for educators and parents alike and maybe caused each of us to reflect on what we value, what really matters, and why.  So, before we discuss the “what”—the content in this piece—let’s revisit...

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  • Coaching for Student Success: What Does that Really Mean?

    Recently, I attended a talk by Peggy Orenstein, author of Girls & Sex, a revealing look at the sexual lives, pressures and perspectives of ‘successful’ girls and young women. She talked about how teens today are living in a world of ‘hookup culture,’ and deciding whether...

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  • Mindsets and the New Brain Science

    The advantages found in next gen learning models including greater personalization to meet individual needs, increased ownership (voice and choice), and a holistic commitment to meeting the learner’s social and emotional needs. Similarly, My Ways provides a promising framework to focus on...

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