Where Educators Lead Change

This is a space where educators, like you, tackle big challenges, exchange ideas that work and get support to implement those ideas across communities. Our challenges go through four phases:


1. Share Insights     

Inspire, be inspired and gain insights before finding solutions.


2. Contribute Ideas

Share new ideas or existing solutions that tackle challenges.


3. Develop Recipes

Co-design recipes offline to bring virtually shared ideas to life.


4. Implement & Share

Lead or participate in implementation trials with like-minded peers.

Current challenge

How might we cultivate a sense of belonging, acceptance and safety in school for all of our students?

What’s a burning challenge you want to discuss today?

Tell us what challenges affect you most, and vote on additional challenges suggested by others.

Teach our FUTURE for the FUTURE!
Ciji T • Rineyville Elementary School

5 months ago

The challenge that affects me the most is the idea that educators are teaching our 21st learners as they were taught. By doing this, there is a huge disservice being paid. Our students are our future and should be taught as such. Our days should not be filled with reading from a textbook or completing worksheets quietly. Where is the FIRE? Where is the PASSION. Educators teach/live in fear of the administration. Administrators work/live in fear of the Superintendent. The Superintendent works/live in fear of the school board....and the chain moves on. But, I can't help but ask, when are we going to fear NOT doing what is best for our kids

How much does this impact you?

Often, when we talk about engaging in tough conversations with students--specifically regarding issues around equity, diversity, and social justice--a common refrain I hear from teachers is that it can be difficult to "find the time." While I understand the demands that pre-determined curricula have on our time with students, I believe whole-heartedly that we find time for what we value most. If we truly value engaging in these difficult conversations and deeply exploring issues like these with our students, we would be able to find the time to embed them within our classroom, no matter what subject we teach. So how might we do this? In what ways can we "find the time" to have these incredibly valuable--and I would argue, absolutely necessary--conversations with students?

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Our Community

It takes a village to tackle the most challenging barriers to young people’s ability to learn and thrive. As such, we welcome all educators including classroom teachers, teacher leaders, coaches, administrators, support staff and out of school mentors into this online community.

Faith

"This process includes an honest exchange of feedback around the designed solution with the user...that’s when you can truly implement a solution that will solve a problem. This process taught me how to be more effective in bringing about change."

Faith Stroud, Principal
Louisville, KY

@PrincipalStroud
Chris

"The recipes are important. Teachers do this all the time with differentiation. Teachers need to make things relevant for their setting but shouldn't be reinventing the wheel each time."

Chris Bruggeman, Tech Coordinator
Academy for Urban School Leadership, IL

@ManicTeacher
Ashley

"Teachers love to share ideas, especially when those ideas better the lives and learning of our students. My experience is now radically changing the culture of our school and all of our students in it."

Ashley Lamb­-Sinclair, Teacher of the Year
Oldham County Schools, KY

@AshleyLambS
Jessica

"What prompted me to apply was that it was led by educators for educators. I especially enjoyed connecting with other educators who weren't necessarily in my network."

Jessica Joy Cuthbertson, Teacher Leader
Aurora Public Schools, CO

@JJCuthy