"...we are neglecting to recognize that it is how literacy is taught – the experience and practice of reading, writing, and communicating itself – not the literacy scores, that will matter for students’ abilities to make meaning, communicate with others, and grapple with complexity in the long-term."Read More
We're starting the new year focusing on the first big shift in thinking required for real change in education: Symptoms to Systems. So much of our time in schooling and school reform is spent addressing symptomatic issues, while the real systems problems get ignored. A tell-tale sign that something is a systems issue is when symptoms are widespread and predictably patterned across different kinds of people and situations (e.g. anxiety and depression across many high-performing institutions, drop-outs in low-income institutions).Read More
A few years ago, I was the behavior specialist called in to work with a child. Kyle was 9, in third grade, and he was and academically inclined - already reading books meant for fifth graders. But he was totally disengaged from school.Read More
Welcome to our very first monthly newsletter! REENVISIONED has been steadily growing and we wanted a way to connect with all of you about what’s happening – and, of course, invite you to get involved!
At a time of incredible turmoil and change – in education and in society more broadly - work to create a positive vision is more important than ever.
As an energetic and optimistic 22-year old, I entered my Kindergarten classroom in Denver, Colorado with dreams for my students: that they would be empowered, fulfilled, and flourishing individuals. If I could teach them the knowledge, beliefs, and character that would help them create good lives and contribute to a more beautiful society, I would have succeeded as an educator. I never would have predicted that a short three years later I would wonder if I were actually doing more harm than good.Read More