Category: Vision and Transformation

Compliance within our Current Educational Reality

What does it take to be successful working on an assembly line? Compliance Up to this point, we have spent some time exploring the history of schooling in America and the impact of the factory model/system. The influence of the industrial revolution on the early high school model is quite clear. Let’s further unpack the [...]

Compliance within our Current Educational Reality

Our Current Educational Model: How Did We Get Here?

I believe it was the late great Yogi Berra, the New York Yankees Hall of Famer, who is credited with saying “If you don't know where you're going, you'll end up someplace else.” As you think about our current educational system, particularly at the high school level, you have to ask yourself how we ended up [...]

Our Current Educational Model: How Did We Get Here?

An Educational Revolution vs. Going Back to Normal

Could it be time for an educational revolution? As we look to the 2021-2022 school year, there is a lot of talk of “going back to normal.” I understand the desire to not wear masks, to forget worrying about the health of your loved ones, and to never use the word quarantine again. But as we [...]

An Educational Revolution vs. Going Back to Normal

School Redesign Series: Meet the Writer

By Nathan Gorsch | June 4, 2021, 4:25 PM PT My School Redesign Story The truth is: I am not big on self-promotion. That doesn’t mean that I am humble, it just means that I am not big on talking about what I am doing. Instead, I would rather be doing it. I have had [...]

School Redesign Series: Meet the Writer

Making Learning Visible

By Darlene Wilgus | April, 30 2021, 6:57 PM PT When my lenses or windshield become foggy, I need to stop and clear my vision so I know where to head. Amidst all of the disruption that has occurred this past year, here are five proven strategies to clear and improve online learning vision. #1: [...]

Making Learning Visible

Ready, Set, Go!

Ready, Set, Go!

In the United States, measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a sudden, nation-wide shift in how teachers manage their classrooms, deliver instruction, and facilitate students’ progress. You’ve had to move very quickly, and without much notice, from the familiar brick and mortar classroom to the unfamiliar confines of home…

Ready, Set, Go!