• Let's Put Personalized Learning in Its Proper Place

    This post originally appeared on Next Gen Learning in Action, an Education Week blog. Let's put personalized learning in its proper place. That is: as a foundational part of a larger whole, reflecting the coherent integration of 21st-century definitions of student success; school design and...

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  • What Do a Dead Guinea Pig and a Lemonade Stand Have to Do With Real Learning?

    This post originally appeared on Next Gen Learning in Action on Education Week. By Sara Cotner, Founder & CEO of Montessori For All in Austin, TX It was hard to miss. All the flowers and the multiple tombstones were quite conspicuous. Upon closer inspection, it became more clear what I...

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  • Crafting a Community of Belonging in a Culture of Digital Connection

    This post originally appeared on Next Gen Learning in Action on Education Week. By Nicole Assisi, CEO of Thrive Public Schools. In an instant, a student can broadcast 140 characters around the world. She can post a message with a hashtag that reaches thousands of followers and is searchable...

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  • What Do Personalized Learning Schools Have in Common?

    This post originally appeared on Next Gen Learning in Action on Education Week. Just like one size doesn't work for all students, one size doesn't make sense for schools adopting personalized learning either. By definition, every personalized learning school should be tailored to what the...

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  • Defining Personalization: Students As Agents and Teachers As Coaches

    This post originally appeared on Next Gen Learning in Action on Education Week. We all know what powerful learning feels like. It's immersive and relevant. You know and feel that you are mastering something important. In a word, it's profoundly personal. When educators know students...

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  • Want Real Ed Reform? 5 Ways Students Should Be Included

    Author: Michael Niehoff This post originally appeared on Changing is Learning on November 21, 2016. As a graduate journalism student over 20 years ago, I worked on a thesis project centered on education reform news reporting. I was analyzing how often education reporters included students in...

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