When a child enrolls at Jefferson Elementary, they are assigned to a community circle composed of at least one child from each grade level. Explore this resource to learn more about the program and its impact on learning for students and for staff.
How Paulo Freire’s team of educators grouped and regrouped 68 middle school students over the course of a day.
At Kyrene de las Manitas, teams of educators incorporate dynamic student groupings into a shared roster of students.
Explore some of the ways an educator team grouped and regrouped 100 students over the course of a single day.
Explore how educator teams use cloud-based spreadsheets to fluidly and transparently group students by interest and skill.
Leverage special educators’ knowledge and skills to increase the effectiveness of educator teams.
Learn to implement self-organized learning environments, an instructional approach in which students explore complex questions in self-organized peer groups.
Community educators can be found simply by asking around your own social networks and community. However, there are also resources made specifically to locate and connect with industry experts who are ready to support your learning environment.
Educators at SPARK School at Kyrene de las Manitas give students the opportunity to practice intentional mindfulness each day during Student-Selected Mindfulness Time.
This organizer breaks down aspects of how teachers experience their roles, starting with workday, collaboration, and duties. These aspects are the result of decisions about school system elements, or “levers.” This framing allows teachers and leaders to discuss how those decisions about school levers create aspects of the teacher experience that are enabling or constraining.