Benefits of Kanban in the Classroom

The year begins with a bang. Students shuffling in with crumbs of summer still in their eyes are staring down the project to end all projects.  Their first topic in a U.S. course of U.S. Government is about Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau. The Social Contract theory, an idea most of us first experienced in high... Continue Reading →

12 Agile Principles in Education

Bringing Agile to education means developing and driving your course with intention. Lessons are not copied from internet sources, or thought up the morning of. There is a level of flow that must be achieved within the learning objectives that builds knowledge and skill acquisition throughout a unit and the year. Being intentional and mindful... Continue Reading →

Bringing Agility into the Classroom with L-EAF.org

In January I was plugging along. My students were using EduScrum quite seamlessly. Our Constitution unit had just launched and I was staring straight towards the bright light at the end of the year.  Everything was flowing. I had reduced friction in my teaching. All of my students were interactive and collaborating. Everything was good. ... Continue Reading →

A More Beautiful Question

There are many experiences and books that have shaped me as a person and as an educator, but none were more powerful and immediate than <a href="http://<a target="_blank" href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1632861054/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1632861054&linkCode=as2&tag=jescavallaro-20&linkId=6e8386b6aac2d205659f50ace8ccad12">A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough IdeasA More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas. I picked up this... Continue Reading →

Question Everything.

Asking questions is a natural to all human beings. We know this because as soon as babies can socialize they are asking questions. Even before they are verbal babies point to objects and make noises. We know they are exploring their new world. When those babies learn language they spend the first few years of... Continue Reading →

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