Can Design Thinking Help Schools Find New Solutions to Old Problems?

KQED News Mind/Shift – Katrina Schwartz “Principal Kamar Samuels had a problem: how to reach the most disaffected students at Bronx Writing Academy, a middle school serving mostly low-income students. The usual discipline methods weren’t working and...

Debunking the myth that good teachers shouldn’t use curriculum aids

E-School News – Janine Remillard and Joshua Taton “he myth that good teachers have the Midas touch and therefore don’t need curriculum programs has been around for decades. This myth paints teachers as curricular experts who are best positioned to create...

The future of learning spaces is open ended

E-School News – Lucien Vattel “The spaces we inhabit have a profound effect on how we inhabit them. Space induces a particular way of feeling, of being. What are we saying to our children with we line them up in 5×8 rows facing the same direction toward a...

Finland Offers Lessons For Building Student, Teacher Agency

Education Next – Michael B. Horn “Rhonda Broussard is the founder and president of St. Louis Language Immersion Schools, a charter management organization. In 2014, she traveled to and explored the education systems of Finland and New Zealand as an...