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The Shift Towards Non-Traditional Education Models

The Shift Towards Non-Traditional Education Models ascascascas If I was writing this article in the 20th century, “non-traditional” schooling would reference alternatives to public schools like Montessori education, charter schools, or Expeditionary Learning programs.  All three represent both the historical trend to offer variety in the way schooling happen and, through their growth, the normalizing […]

Is Elementary Education Shifting Towards Non-Traditional Education Models?

Is Elementary Education Shifting Towards Non-Traditional Education Models? Last week we celebrated National School Choice Week. This is a week where parents are encouraged to learn about all educational options available for their child. Over the past several years, many parents sought other educational school settings for their children. There are a variety of factors […]

Non-Traditional Students and Their Impact on Higher Education

Non-Traditional Students and Their Impact on Higher Education What is a non-traditional student? A non-traditional student is any college student obtaining their education outside the traditional face-to-face classroom. How many college students, both undergraduate and graduate, have earned a degree or two through an online platform? Probably several. Online learning has now outpaced face-to-face instruction, […]

Is There Room for AI in Elementary School?

Is There Room for AI in Elementary School? Growing up I watched Saturday morning cartoons. Two of my favorite families were the Flintstones and the Jetsons. At the time, I enjoyed the humor and funny antics. Looking back, I marvel at the stark contrast of their time periods. They were both living their best lives […]

AI in the Classroom

AI in the Classroom I was recently asked by a member of my Professional Learning Network (PLN) how my district is addressing artificial intelligence (AI) in our school.  Her school system is starting down the road of exploration of AI; specifically, the implications and applications of this game changing technology.  As we have started down […]

New Year, New Trends in Higher Education

New Year, New Trends in Higher Education 2024 is here, bringing great ambitions for the new year , along with some baggage from 2023. A new year allows us to review what works and what doesn’t and effectively plan to progress in 2024. The past year was challenging for American colleges and universities. Many institutions […]

Artificial Intelligence and Higher Education

Artificial Intelligence and Higher Education The discussion of AI and its place in Higher Ed is on the table nationwide. Higher education institutions are joining other companies and organizations in several ways to embrace artificial intelligence for educators and students alike.  First things first, what is AI? Thanks to media influences, consumers have varying ideas […]

Data-Driven Strategy (Part 1: Engaging School Decision Makers in a Post-ESSER Environment): with Mike LeClare and Verlan Stephens

Agile Video Series Data-Driven Strategy Part 1 Engaging School Decision Makers in a Post-ESSER Environment with Mike LeClare + Verlan Stephens Watch Now In the first installment of this video series, Mike and Verlan will discuss: Knowing your districts Key factors that help businesses effectively visualize the current market landscape Proven strategies for aligning your […]

Emerging Trends in Education for 2024

Emerging Trends in Education for 2024 I always loved the uniqueness of the school calendar juxtaposed to our commonly used Gregorian version.  Indeed, both celebrate the start of 2024, but they engage the new year with a distinctly different tenor.  In general, as the population enters January 1st with promises and a renewed energy for […]

The Swinging Pendulum of Elementary Education

The Swinging Pendulum of Elementary Education When I first began teaching 25 years ago I heard the phrases “the pendulum swings” or “same idea, but different name.” Now I understand what those teachers meant because I too have seen trends come and go. Whether you are working with a new educator or a veteran teacher, […]

Teacher Shortage on the Ground

Teacher Shortage on the Ground I recently read an article regarding improvements being made to a local office building.  The management company touted the construction of a new roof top lounge and relaxation facility.  The new amenity includes social spaces, gaming opportunities, community events, and complementary food and beverages.  The addition expanded the already existing […]

First Year Teachers vs. Veteran Teachers: The Secondary Edition

First Year Teachers vs. Veteran Teachers: The Secondary Edition We all have our influential core convictions regarding education.  Whether the topic is classroom management, instructional practices, or year long schooling, our beliefs are the collection of our experiences.  To specify, by “experiences” I am referring to things like the content (reading, podcasts, videos) we engage […]

Where is Higher Education Headed? 

Where is Higher Education Headed?  Like every other education sector, the landscape of Higher Education has had to pivot several times over the last four years. Undoubtedly, COVID-19 caused change in schools and the need to modify and adapt just about everything. However, education trends have also changed, and technology has certainly contributed to a […]

Options for Educators in Secondary Education

Options for Educators in Secondary Education Years ago, when I started college, I entered my freshman year with a rare moment of clarity.  Unlike most of my incoming class and friends, I knew my career path – I wanted to become a high school history teacher. With that understanding, I was able to navigate my […]

First Year Teachers vs. Veteran Teachers: The Elementary Edition

First Year Teachers vs. Veteran Teachers: The Elementary Edition As a stakeholder, knowing the perspectives of various educators will help you target your marketing to better meet the diverse needs of educators. Last year my future daughter in law, Hailey Carlson, was gearing up to do her student teaching. She has since graduated and started […]

Higher Education: Career Path Options in Higher Education

Higher Education: Career Path Options in Higher Education Higher Education Institutions offer several forms of employment for educators. Think about everything that goes into running a university or college campus, from registration to accounting to housing and communications. There are many options for educators wanting to teach outside the traditional classroom. Many higher education professionals […]

Options for Educators Outside of the Elementary Classroom

Options for Educators Outside of the Elementary Classroom There are a variety of reasons educators are leaving the profession. However, post-pandemic research regarding the turnover in the teaching profession includes an interesting insight. They indicated that educators are leaving their previous job, but staying in education and some hold different jobs within the same district. […]

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