We need an honest debate about how education should change

We need an honest debate about how education should change

With Horizon Europe and the new Erasmus+ programmes launched, European Union commissioner Mariya Gabriel – whose portfolio covers both research and education – is keen to...

Cheeky hacks to make your life easier in school

Cheeky hacks to make your life easier in school

In a recent conversation with the wonderful Darrell Wakelam (@DarrellWakelam) we discussed how there are so many lessons you learn following on from your teacher training....

Re-Thinking the Learning Environment

Re-Thinking the Learning Environment

Reflections on teaching, learning, and leadership. Sunday, June 13, 2021 Re-Thinking the Learning Environment There is always a great deal of focus on the why, how, and what in...

How to Use Interleaving to Foster Deeper Learning

How to Use Interleaving to Foster Deeper Learning

A tennis player might practice her forehand before building up to a backhand—mastering skills in isolation makes sense, and sequencing them from easiest to more difficult is a...

The Electric Future Of Education Transportation | Getting Smart

The Electric Future Of Education Transportation | Getting Smart

The 2030 education transportation system is flexible, cheaper, and greener–and it’s (mostly) electric. School systems and/or their transportation partners will use a...

Small Acts of Kindness Over Time

Small Acts of Kindness Over Time

My dad passed away eight years ago this past week.  I think about him all of the time, and although it is tough to think he never met my kids, it warms my heart that I see him...

We Will Not Shy Away From Teaching Our History

We Will Not Shy Away From Teaching Our History

During their senior year, all scholars at all of Democracy Prep’s schools take a rigorous year-long course called Sociology of Change. For the first half of the year, our...

The Benefits of Providing Career Pathways in High School

The Benefits of Providing Career Pathways in High School

Creating academic programs for all students is an important part of a school leader’s job. Often, we create clear pathways for high achievers, complete with AP classes and...

Virtual Learning Might Be the Best Thing to Happen to Schools

Virtual Learning Might Be the Best Thing to Happen to Schools

As Jennifer Gomez prepared for an investor pitch, the 34-year-old Brooklyn native was primarily concerned with setting up her first grader, Olivia, for school and keeping her...

Compassion Fatigue Is Overwhelming Educators During the Pandemic (Opinion)

Compassion Fatigue Is Overwhelming Educators During the Pandemic (Opinion)

In April 2020, my great-aunt suddenly died from a rare and aggressive cancer. She was an adored and hilarious high school “cafeteria lady” of 20 years, but her funeral wasn’t...

Class Reflection Activities to Close Out a Tough Year

Class Reflection Activities to Close Out a Tough Year

After a challenging year of pandemic schooling, these activities help students reflect on what they’ve learned and look forward to what’s coming next. Was this school year "The...

3 Education Trends to Watch for the Upcoming School Year

3 Education Trends to Watch for the Upcoming School Year

We’ve seen technology adopted in education more widely from 2019 to 2021 than it may have been used in the previous ten years. Education is encountering an ever-evolving...