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Continuing the work of equity

Over the past few weeks, I have been so inspired and honored to read and watch so many of our partner districts state their commitment to fighting against racism. It is readily apparent to me that these were more than…

Design Thinking for Educators

I got interested in Design Thinking during my graduate work at Portland State University in my late 20s. David Kelley founded IDEO in 1978, and by the time I was in graduate school in 1995, user-centered design and Design Thinking…

The Long-Term Benefits of Comprehensive Coaching

Background Developing an innovative learning experience with a focus on comprehensive literacy development in classrooms district-wide is changing the trajectory of students’ lives and producing a more literate community as a whole in Mesquite ISD, a mid-sized urban school district…

Is it Time to Revolutionize the Grading System?

Quick question:  If we are finally realizing the importance of creating learning environments that reflect life outside of the classroom, then why haven’t we changed our grading system? It’s safe to say that education has drastically changed in the last…

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