Let’s Support Teachers, Not Testing

In our center’s recent study of a large urban school district, data suggest that one of the most influential factors for teacher retention is supportive working conditions. Specifically, teachers reported they value positive administrator-staff relationships, positive collegial relationships, adequate resources, Continue reading

Building Confidence and Competence through Personalized Professional Learning

Houston Independent School District (HISD), the largest school district in Texas, has launched PowerUp, a district-wide initiative aimed at transforming teaching and learning. To facilitate robust opportunities for personal and authentic learning, the PowerUp Initiative has provided all high school Continue reading

I Am Liberated: A Blog Series – 3

Blog #3: Relationships MatterMany educators talk about the importance of building relationships with students, but building authentic connections is easier said than done. Throughout our careers as K-12 educators, we have worked hard to develop authentic relationships with our students. Continue reading

Overcoming Challenges in Mobile Learning Across Sectors: K-12, Higher Education, Business

School leaders, researchers, teachers, business organizations, and universities around the globe are striving to answer important questions about how or under what conditions mobile technology can benefit learning for particular students, tasks, and situations. But no single industry, IT innovation, Continue reading