July
22
2018

8 Ways to Redesign on a Minimal Budget

Redesigning learning spaces is far easier feat if the money exists to support it. However, the vast reality is many, if not most districts, don’t have the budget available to purchase new furniture, no less at scale. Thus when redesigning spaces, affordability and sustainability most always remain p...

September
19
2017

Learning Transformed: A Free Webinar! #LT8keys

Good Afternoon, Friends! This Thursday, September 21st, from 3:00-3:45 pm EST, my co-author, Eric Sheninger and I will join former Governor and Alliance for Excellent Education President, Bob Wise, for a free webinar on our new book: Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Toda...

February
10
2017

Does Your District Have a Solid Data Foundation?

For over two years, I’ve had the opportunity to travel from coast to coast speaking and working alongside thousands of school leaders and hundreds of school district teams. Throughout the nation, I couldn’t be more impressed with the amazing educators who are working diligently for kids – ever...

March
15
2016

6 Keys to a Successful 1:1 Implementation

Over the past few years, as most school budgets have remained stagnant, spending in educational technology has continued to climb. In a report entitled, “Technology in Education: Global Trends, Universe Spend and Market Outlook,“ FutureSource consulting projected that edtech spending wor...

March
03
2016

3 Keys to Designing Learner-Centered Spaces

The average high school classroom, if drawn on a map, resembles a cemetery. Last summer, I co-authored a piece on “avoiding the cemetery effect” for this exact reason. Spaces are often set with desks in rows, students facing forward, with most of the action taking place in the first one-fifth of the...

February
05
2016

Redesigning the Learning Experience

Having traveled the nation and spent extensive time in schools throughout 2015, there’s one thing I can say for sure: Many of today’s classrooms have amazing 21st century tools sitting in 20th century learning environments. Quite often, a student’s hard metal desk is separated by a packet of workshe...

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