As a developer of tools that measure traditionally “hard-to-measure” learning outcomes, I’m frequently asked the same question by educators:
“Why don’t you compare students’ new measures data with their standardized test results?”
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When working with teachers and school-level leadership through the question of what matters most at their school, I like to tell them a tale of two students.
Meet Lucas and Jasmine – two students whose stories are partially described in the…
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Communities across the United States share a common and worthy concern: how can our community improve its schools? The value we place on individuals’ education stems from the long-standing promise of the American school system that receiving…
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In January 2019, Seattle’s Aparna Rae and Sage Ke’alohilani Quiamno launched Future for Us, an initiative designed to accelerate the advancement of women of color through community, culture, and career development. They envision a world…
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After spending a week in Austria at the Salzburg Global Seminar on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), I was inspired to rekindle my attempts to make mindfulness a purposeful part of my life.
The inspiration came from leading voices from all…
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A recent article from the FFT Education Datalab examined the effects of school quality on students’ long-term outcomes. The study compared students from lower- and higher-performing schools over the span of fourteen years and concluded that…
What do we value as humans?
Some things are important no matter where or who we are. These universal human values demonstrate what we want for ourselves and others both individually and collectively, along with what it really takes to lead…
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Let’s do our part, teachers, to stop the insanity. Let’s not wake up again, like every other day, to hear about the next mass shooting, the shooting of a person because of their color, or other tragedies of politics, famine, war, and hate,…
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What would happen if:
Equity was a right, not a fight?
We didn’t need to have money as the means for trading?
We all cared for, took responsibility for and loved at least one person each?
Everyone had access to health?
Putting the learner first and at the center of the teaching and learning process means evaluating every decision – at every level of the education system – through the lens of how it will impact learners. It requires educators to understand…
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By Mary Coverdale, Executive Director of The Learner First, Australia. I work with courageous leaders. They have a profound sense of what’s right for their students and teachers—not just with regard to curriculum, but to the skills and dispositions that, when embedded in the classroom experience, can enrich the social and emotional “humanscape” of the […]
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