Note: This is the third in a series from the authors that lays the groundwork for transformative teaching and learning using the EMPOWER model details in their books for elementary and secondary educators. Links to the previous posts along with more information about the Planning
Schools around the world are currently making the unprecedented and overwhelming shift from traditional classrooms to online teaching and learning. They have been addressing student equity, accessibility, safety, and wellness, and teachers’ and leaders’ personal and family needs as top priorities. Teachers have found themselves
Imagine for a moment what it might look like if we did that—if we shifted our conversations in school board meetings, faculty lounges, and school parking lots away from preconceived notions of what’s not possible to open-minded and instead, engaged in shared explorations of what ifs. Imagine what
From the series: Developing Students’ Ownership of Learning—from a Distance, too!
Check out Post #1 here.
This week we’re back and ready to focus on a new aspect of developing assessment-capable, visible learners. As you probably remember, we’re interested in helping students take responsibility for their learning
Paradox rules at the moment. Even as we are socially isolating indoors, skies are clearing as we have halted toxic pollution. Although we have become more and more concerned about our children’s time on their digital devices, classrooms have gone virtual. And parents who have
Whether we talk about it or not, our students regularly experience the impacts of social privilege, oppression, opportunity, power, and activism every day. Children in schools and communities are faced each day with disparities in opportunity and are often forced into systems of inequity that maintain social status quo. It is
In March 2020, McKinsey & Company published an article titled “Beyond coronavirus – the path to the next normal” which provided guidance for leaders to navigate the imminent restructuring of the global economic order. The scale of change caused by the coronavirus will continue to unfold in the months ahead, and will impact
I am a questionologist. If you’ve never heard the term before that may be because I made it up. I needed a word to describe what I do: I study the art and science of questioning.
My work focuses on why and how the simple act of asking questions can
Minute by minute, our world as we know it is changing before our eyes. Faced with such tremendous uncertainty, imagine what this feels like to our children! How best can we support them?
For starters, we must be adaptable and recognize that academics are far less important than offering solace and hope so that we encourage social connections
It was finally my turn. It was my time to walk the campus and the stage. It was my time to be the upper, upperclassmen. And it was finally my time to hear people say that I had “senioritis”. I was excited. I was ready, and I might have even been a little