Our Book! Pathways to Personalization

Pathways to Personalization: A Framework for School Change by Shawn C. Rubin and Cathy Sanford¬† Pathways to Personalization offers an innovative five-step framework to help school leaders and teacher teams design and implement blended and personalized learning initiatives based on local needs and interests. The book draws on principles of improvement science and change management,…

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Windows and Mirrors Podcast Episode

Windows and Mirrors: Malika Ali featured on Education Suspended Podcast Malika Ali joined hosts Jessica Pfeiffer and Steve Graner for Episode 49 of Education Suspended, a podcast focused on exploring, engaging, and dialoguing with those in education who are passionate about changing the status quo and evolving the archaic system we have inherited. The podcast…

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Introducing the Student Experience Survey

Introducing the Student Experience Survey   Over the last twenty years teachers have been tasked with collecting, analyzing and using endless amounts of testing data in their classrooms. While this data can help us identify where students are struggling and understand patterns of progress, it has not translated into more equitable outcomes for students (Barshay,…

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4 Successful Strategies for Family-Teacher Partnerships

4 Successful Strategies for Family-Teacher Partnerships Our New White Paper focuses on Getting on the Same Page at the Elementary Level Even though the new year falls in the middle of the school year, the time leading up to February break is often a time for reflection, prioritizing, and fresh starts. At Highlander Institute, we…

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Advocating for Teaching Critical Consciousness

Advocating for Teaching Critical Consciousness By Allison Singleton I will never forget the day I learned about Emmett Till. I was in my 5th grade class, watching the documentary series Eyes on the Prize, which discussed how 14 year old Till was lynched for allegedly flirting with a white woman in 1955. The video showed…

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