When people think about classroom design, they may imagine costly renovations, shiny new furniture, a fresh splash of paint, or new light bulbs. Cosmetics help, but a lot more goes into the physical space that supports a student-centered learning environment. And it doesn’t have to cost a thing.
New York, NY – Today New Classrooms, a nonprofit on a mission to personalize education by redesigning how a classroom works, announced Shavar Jeffries, national president of Democrats for Education Reform, and Paul Massey, founding partner of B6 Real Estate Advisors, have joined its Board of Directors. The nonprofit is
Getting personalized learning right isn’t just about the technology. A personalized learning environment requires a collaborative and data-driven culture among adults, student-centered instructional practices, and everyone involved must have a growth mindset. We’ll talk about the role of teacher leaders in tying these components together.
Music enthusiast, father and avid runner, are just a few ways to describe New Classrooms’ Travis Larrier, a Director of Growth and Expansion. In his role, Travis works to introduce districts and schools to our flagship program, Teach to One: Math (TTO), in an effort to grow the
When Jodi Mastronardi is not traveling the world (her recent trips include Cuba and Germany) or visiting her seven grandchildren, she leads New Classrooms’ Central Program Integration (CPI) team. In this role, Jodi is charged with leading an array of broad organizational initiatives.
With the school year winding down, educators have some time to unwind, refresh, and disconnect. For a lot of us, that means a good book with new ideas and inspiring takeaways. We asked for recommendations from folks around New Classrooms and compiled a list that covers everything from change
Ryan Brusco’s first foray into personalized learning came way back in 2003 as a second-year middle school English teacher. With big plans to develop a robust program that differentiated instruction, Brusco writes in Edutopia that he spent much of the school year “running around like a mad man
From parent engagement and best practices to collaboration and culture-building, here’s a look back at a few highlights from the 2017-2018 school year.
The Importance of Teacher Collaboration
The Taos Middle School team arrives early for their daily planning meetings. It gives them time to
The Drucker Institute announced today that New Classrooms is one of 50 semifinalists for the 2018 Drucker Prize. The semifinalists were culled from over 500 first-round applicants “based on their excellence in demonstrating Peter Drucker’s definition of innovation—change that creates a new dimension of performance,” according to a
This year the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) will start rolling out in districts and schools across the country. Here’s our round-up of white papers, toolkits, blogs, and other resources to help tackle ESSA implementation.
ESSA was passed in late 2015 and gave states greater flexibility—and responsibility—on