A Seat at the Table(s): Designing the Space of NOVA Lab

How did a traditional classroom go from traditional seating used in untraditional but unattractive ways to a flexible, adaptable, agile set up that gives students a seat at the table when it comes to setup and usage?

Do Good Things Newsletter: Design for Inclusion

Today, during a half-day of professional development, we high school teachers sat through a Zoom presentation with author and educational consultant Jenna Ruffo as she introduced and discussed the salient points of Universal Design for Learning. Ms. Ruffo has spoken to us before, on our opening day, and so we had already been primed toContinue reading “Do Good Things Newsletter: Design for Inclusion”

Lightning in a Bottle…Twice: The Joy of Learning

This is the kind of experience that shifts the mind utterly, that reveals something we’ve hidden from students behind tests, and rules, and most of all, grades.

This is the Joy of Learning embodied.