Jamaal Bowman: Creating a More Serious and Focused Learning Culture

Jamaal Bowman: Creating a More Serious and Focused Learning Culture

This week, New Classrooms held its third annual Geek Out, a gathering of supporters and advocates for personalized learning. The evening event included a dynamic lineup of speakers, and we’re excited to share some of the highlights. Today’s post features the prepared remarks from Jamaal Bowman, the founding

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#ThankATeacher: Celebrating and Recognizing the Role of Teachers

#ThankATeacher: Celebrating and Recognizing the Role of Teachers

[We’re excited to celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week. Check our Twitter and Facebook pages all week as the New Classrooms team shares thanks for the incredible role that teachers play in their students’ lives. Share your own gratitude by using #ThankATeacher.]
I remember how my fourth grade teacher, Mrs.

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Report: Four Takeaways on Teacher Collaboration in America

Report: Four Takeaways on Teacher Collaboration in America

Teacher collaboration means different things in different schools. Activities include informal classroom observations, co-teaching models, common planning around instruction and curriculum, and data-driven discussions. However it’s defined, the prevalence of these types of collaboration vary widely across the country, according to a recent report from the RAND Corporation. The

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Meet the Geeks: Interview with Carrie Walsh

Marketer turned education leader Carrie Walsh is one of nine instructional coaches supporting Teach to One: Math partners across the country. While Carrie is currently based in Chicago, she supports the teacher training and development in a variety of regions from New Mexico to Chicago.


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Mythbusters: Misconceptions About How Students Learn

Mythbusters: Misconceptions About How Students Learn

[This article was written by Gabe DeAngelis and Brad Cameron from the Instructional Content and Progressions team at New Classrooms]
In our jobs at New Classrooms, we are constantly thinking about how to create and refine personalized paths to guide students through the mathematical landscape. This requires us

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Meet the Geeks: Pi Day at New Classrooms

Meet the Geeks: Pi Day at New Classrooms

When you think of Pi Day in school you might think of pie-eating and memorization contests. March and April are busy months for schools, so taking a moment to pause to connect with students and eat some circular cuisine are good opportunities.

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Reimagining the Classroom: An Introduction to Personalized Learning

Reimagining the Classroom: An Introduction to Personalized Learning

Across the country, school districts are reimagining what it means to assess how students learn, demonstrate mastery, and earn credits toward graduation. The shift to personalization has led to a wide variety of implementation practices, but the larger trend is unmistakable: There is an increased

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Recommended Reads: ESSA and Personalized Learning Resources

Recommended Reads: ESSA and Personalized Learning Resources

Recommended Reads is a roundup of interesting news, articles, and insights curated by the team at New Classrooms.

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ESSA and Personalized Learning

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