Tucked away in the hills of rural western Oregon, the Vernonia and Gaston school districts defy many of the stereotypes most of us hold when we think of rural schools. Their communities face both common and unique challenges. Vernonia Elementary Principal, Michelle Eagleson, and Gaston Superintendent, Summer Catino, share how their small schools and communities achieve greatness.
Santiam Canyon Superintendent, Todd Miller, shares how their school district’s identity and maxims are a source of community and strength, especially when faced with unimaginable disaster.
We’re pleased to announce Portico, a suite of five leadership development services that brings the Inflexion Approach online. Portico provides schools the flexibility to continue making progress on equity, school improvement, and leader professional development however school happens—hybrid, remote, or in person. Portico includes training modules, a peer community, coaching and tools, all built with equity at the core.
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.