Organizing learning around student ownership doesn’t mean letting students decide all that happens in the classroom. It does mean providing them the opportunity to decide what success looks like for them. And structuring assignments and classwork so students have openings to making school relevant to their vision of success.
Livingston is a large, diverse school in California’s Central Valley. After working with Inflexion to define their maxims, they reinforced them everywhere. Here are ideas and tactics for making yours actionable, so student outcomes improve.
How Making Student Self-reflection Part of School Culture Led to Success for Anaheim Union High School District
Here’s how student self-reflection at Savanna High School helped launch a new learning culture throughout AUSHD and became a new model for the district to benchmark how well students are gaining key skills.
School administrators are coping with fires, storms, and floods on top of the deep disruption from COVID-19. Here are advice and resources from educators Tim Taylor (Executive Director, SSDA), Casey Taylor (Executive Director, Achieve Center), and Mike Walsh (Director at-Large, CCBE) on how to manage a school community following a disaster based on their experience from the 2018 Camp Fire in Paradise, CA.
Keeping school equity issues a priority during distance learning is a challenge. Here are 5 strategies school leaders are using to help the students furthest from opportunity.
This chart lists high-yield instructional strategies, what the research says about them, and how to implement them in classrooms. The information has been adapted from Classroom Instruction that Works: Research-based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement by Robert Marzano.
This is a pivotal time for public education. There’s a new lens on the issue of equity in schools, like who has access to distance learning. There’s fresh recognition that students must own their own learning to be college- and career-ready. We’re seeing that having a clear school identity and shared values helps school communities come together when it really matters, like now.
School leaders can use this simple framework for long-term covid-19 school planning: school identity, vision of student readiness, equity, and impact.
How about some good news? We’re partnering with Atwater High to close the achievement gap for diverse students. See some impressive outcomes in EdCal.
This weekend we were honored to spend the weekend with @CALSAfamilia where our CEO Dr. Matt Coleman highlighted examples of how educational leaders are using a shared identity to put families and student voices at the center of how decisions are made.