Ideas from our team, board, and Yellow Hats League about accelerating innovation in school model design
In 2012, my colleague Keith Evans and I had collaborated on a list of made-up, outside-the-box (and somewhat tongue-in-cheek) metric terms to measure the true effectiveness of his school. Most of these ideas at the time were regarded as quirky or funny. Now, many or most of these ideas are very much in the mainstream.
In this post, Transcender Tyler Thigpen focuses in on one such youth-adult partnership — the apprenticeship-mentor relationship — and shares research that illuminates the qualities of effective apprenticeship opportunities for PreK-12 students.
We need to accelerate our move from reforming to reimagining “schooling” in the United States. We’re looking for team members to join Transcend as Partners - Build Models and lead our efforts to do just that.
World rankings like the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) have emerged as the litmus test on how schools are and are not helping students succeed. Politicians, educators, and specialists dwell on American students' laggard position or Singapore's success. But what do students think of their own performance?
Trajectories are easy to draw, hard to accurately predict, and easy to miss. Think for a moment about how scientists at NASA might compute the trajectory of a rocket that must land on the asteroid Ceres in ten years. That calculation has to be...
Authored by our co-founders, Aylon and Jeff, and our board members, Stacey Childress and Diane Tavenner, this paper describes a vision for better school models that prepare and inspire all students for long-term success, and an emerging theory of change for what it would take to support their design and spread in the coming years.
Educational and pedagogical research is abundant. It accumulates in journals, academic texts, and newsletters. Experiences and knowledge from classroom practice are often equally valuable. However, neither teachers nor researchers seem to be able to bridge the daunting communication gap between them
This October, Dr. Bror Saxberg and I joined forces at the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNacol) conference in San Antonio, Texas, to help educators think about how current and past research on the brain can be useful to schools in a presentation titled "Top 5 Reasons to Never Ignore Learning Science When Designing School Models.
Our R&D partnership with Valor will help deepen, codify, and share their unique approach to social emotional learning and growth, called Compass, and the supporting SEL-integrated academics and professional learning.