Emerging Problem Spaces for Learning

Emerging Problem Spaces for Learning

Since our last post, almost every district and school in the United States has had to make a complete pivot to remote and online learning. This pivot has impacted almost every student in the US, and across the world, over 1 billion students have had their schools shut...
LLI Research Brief #3

LLI Research Brief #3

The Topic of the Research: The impacts of high schools on students’ social-emotional development.  Citation:  Jackson, K., Porter, S.C., Easton, J.Q., Blanchard, A. & Kiguel, S. (February 2020). School Effects on Socio-emotional Development, School-Based Arrests,...
Reflecting on the Year and Next

Reflecting on the Year and Next

The parties are all done. The grades have posted; the awards all handed out. The final goodbyes said as everybody heads out on summer vacation. Now you finally have unrushed time to sit and reflect. As a school leader, you are probably thinking about the previous...
Changing Mindsets Part 3

Changing Mindsets Part 3

Over the past few blogs, a model of conceptual change for teachers labeled the Cognitive-Affective Model of Conceptual Change was explored. In simplest terms, this model suggests that when somebody proposes a new idea, teachers appraise the idea cognitively and...
Changing Mindsets Part 2

Changing Mindsets Part 2

In our last blog, we began discussing one of the most challenging problems to solve for educational leaders: changing the mindsets of teachers to embrace new ideas, reforms, and changes. We know that action often precedes changes in beliefs, but getting people to act...
Changing Mindsets

Changing Mindsets

As one of the 12 essential problems to solve for educational leaders, changing the mindsets of teachers to embrace new ideas, reforms, and changes is probably the most difficult one to solve. Not that teachers should adopt all proposed changes, but as we better...