Ed Elements Reblog: Character Education is a Personalized Learning Experience as Well

Posted by Marissa Alonzo on November 03, 2017


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Ed Elements Reblog: 10 Tips for Creating a Culture of Innovation

Posted by Marissa Alonzo on October 13, 2017


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By: Keara Duggan on January 18, 2017


Recently it seems that innovation is a buzzword on the tip of everyone's tongue. Need happier employees? Innovate! Need bigger profits? Innovate! new better leadership? Innovate!

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Ed Elements Reblog: 6 Education Leadership Challenges and How to Address Them

Posted by Marissa Alonzo on September 22, 2017


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By: Mike Wolking on August 15, 2017



When our team partners with a school district to tackle its toughest education leadership challenges, relationships are built at all levels of the organization. We may encounter superintendents and cabinet staff first, but we tend to find ourselves learning in many nooks and crannies of an organization over time, listening to content area specialists, IT staff, teachers and school leaders, and even attending parent nights or school board meetings. 

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Guest Blog: American Oarsmen: What Will it Be Like?

Posted by David Alviar on December 12, 2016


Our very own marketing team member,David Alviar, sets sail for a 6-week trans-Atlantic rowing challenge on December 14th with his two other oarsmen, Brian Krauskopf, and Michael Matson. What will it be like for these three on the high seas and what physical and mental challenges will they find on their journey? David explores the proposed schedule in this October entry.


                                                              Okay, it's not us in the photo—we admit it! However, it was too beautiful to resist. This image  comes from the Coxless Crew

                                                                                             (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-35397844) as they trekked the Pacific.  We'll see days like these for sure.



October 18, 2016—Our daily structure on the ocean will be highly structured. Whenever someone is not on the oars, they are "resting" or performing the hourly duties that keep our boat afloat. If no one is on the oars, we're at the mercy of the wind and waves to take us wherever they see fit. That means that at all times (with the exception of short, communal breaks), one of us will be manning the oars. In storms this is especially true as the boat needs to maintain itself pointed into the waves...not to mention that the cabin is a great place to get violently bounced around as the boat "roles with the punches" that the sea provides.

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Guest Blog: Ed Elements: Personalizing from the Perspective of Special Ed

Posted by Cary Kelly on September 23, 2016


Special education teachers are experts at personalized learning. Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), small group instruction and flexible classroom design are among the many tricks that special education teachers use to meet their students' needs. Yet when we discuss personalized learning for mainstream students, we often forget that special education is a rich source of personalized learning best practice.

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