Topic: Educational Practice

Personal Story: Ian Gonsher

Ian Gonsher, part of the faculty in the School of Engineering at Brown University, consistently seeks opportunities to enhance his students' creative processes while becoming a 'co-learner' alongside them. The Creative Mind...

Personal Story: Mia Zamora

Mia Zamora, associate professor of English, Director of the Kean University Writing Project, and coordinator of the World Literature Progam at Kean U., now uses paper circuitry, Twitter chats, and digital storytelling...

Personal Story: Rikke Toft Nørgård

Rikke Toft Nørgård, Assistant Professor at the Center for Teaching Development and Digital Media at Aarhus University in Denmark, practices something she calls "gelatinous pedagogy" in which she tries not to enforce...

Personal Story: Educator Danielle Filipiak

Danielle Filipiak aspires to teach teachers how to "teach courageously," and she has the experience to back up the boldness of this aspiration – she was a Detroit middle school teacher for...

Personal Story: Caroline Combemale

Caroline Combemale is an engaged and connected learner at age 15. When I spoke with her about her passion for learning and teaching, Caroline was teaching the Scratch programming language, facilitating "learning...

Personal Story: Los Feliz Charter School

At the Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts, heavy-duty shipping containers have been vibrantly painted, reshaped and stacked ceiling-high to form a collaborative K-6 learning space. Comfy couches and oversized pillows...

Personal Story: The InnovationLab

They wondered: Why is it that people all over seem so stressed they can't wait till the end of school or work? How come people can't wait until the weekend, or summer,...

Personal Story: Action Works

It has been years since Liz Rayment had her epiphany about her sons’ learning — “you have to find a pathway that fits your kid” — but she can trace it to...

Personal Story: Jabiz Raisdana

Personal Story compiled by Jon Barilone After spending just a couple minutes with Jabiz Raisdana, you quickly realize he is not your average teacher. When you ask him how his school year...

Personal Story: Asha Richardson

At the age of 10, Asha Richardson’s father attempted to introduce her to basic HTML coding. But as a lover of the creative arts, she wanted nothing to do with it. At...

Personal Story: Brother Mike

Before stepping foot inside YOUmedia, an innovative, 5,500-square-foot multimedia youth learning space at the Chicago Public Library, “Brother” Mike Hawkins never took any particular interest in slam poetry, nor did he consider...

Personal Story: Studio H

Personal Story compiled by Jon Barilone Welcome to Bertie County, the poorest county in North Carolina, where just 27% of 3rd-8th grade students in 2007 were passing English and Math state standards,...

Personal Story: Juan Devis

LA is a very complicated city. Juan Devis would know. The young Colombian moved to the city nearly two decades ago and was immediately thrown into its disjointed lifestyle. Devis eventually became...

CL: Inspiring Mentors and Peers

This film examines the true impact of mentorship and its ability to validate others in an era when all of us can connect and play a part in the life and education...

What Is a Badge?

How do we recognize and value the way we learn today? Badges are a new idea to recognize the learning that happens anywhere and share it in the places that matter.