The Learner Experience: Design schools that make kids want to come every day
Risk-Taking Learning Environments
I have one focus and I ask myself one question. The focus is to design engaging learning experiences for students. The one question is: How do we design an environment that makes kids want to come to school every day? I believe there are three main components involved in meeting the focus and answering the […]
People Centered Leadership: The Task Can Wait.
Whenever educators visit our school to tour, we end the tour with a learner experience conversation detailing what we want students to experience. The conversation almost always leads to risk-taking and growth mindset. We discuss the way in which we model risk-taking for students as teachers and campus leaders. This is not the fun and safe activity that […]
Create Flexible Seating Learning Environments That Students Love
As we begin a new year, everyone is talking about resolutions. For educators, we are actually in the middle of the year. This is the time that we begin to refocus and shift our mindsets as we enter “accountability season”. When I think of resolutions I’m reminded of Jon Gordon and The Power of One […]
We have taken a different approach to engaging students on the campus that I lead. Our original idea was to bring a college feel to a middle school campus and show our students what the future of their educational experience would like. Flexible seating, collaboration areas, and student choice over the location and pace that learning […]