Monday Musings

from The Kravis Center 

Monday, March 25, 2019 

Dear all,         

I hope that everyone had a great first week of spring term! While it doesn't necessarily feel like spring outside quite yet, at least it's staying lighter later and not snowing. Here's to hoping it stays that way and that the temperature gradually starts to rise…

As you all know, we have an exciting week with Grant Lichtman joining us on campus all day on Thursday, March 28. I know that all three of us are really looking forward to his visit, in particular the design challenge workshop down in the PHI in the afternoon. I included two pieces from Grant that Sara shared last week, in addition to two other resources to help give a little more background on his work.

Have a great start to the week, and I look forward to seeing you all on Thursday.

Harrison, on behalf of The Kravis Center





I am resharing two pieces from last week by Grant Lichtman: When Trajectories of Change Cross and a TEDx talk: What sixty schools can tell us about teaching 21st century skills



I highly recommend browsing the introduction to Grant's book, Moving the Rock: Seven Levers WE Can Press to Transform Education along with a short 3-minute video that he made that highlights the book's key lesson.

Pedagogical Practice of the Week: Interleaving


The Effects of Interleaved Practice – a research article out of the University of South Florida.

A helpful explanation of interleaving with graphs.

Professional Growth Opportunities

Take a deep dive into the neuroscience of learning with the authors of Neuroteach, Glenn Whitman and Ian Kelleher. Read more about the Science of Teaching and Leadership Academy at The Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (CTTL) from July 21 - 25. Sara Deveaux attended last summer and would be happy to chat with anyone interested. Rachel Nisselson and Lena Sadowitz are signed up for July, 2019. 1-2 more spaces available.

July 29-31 (College Park, MD): An entire conference dedicated to formative assessments. Formative Assessment Conference with Dylan Wiliam, Tom Guskey, Susan Brookhart and Jay McTighe (Understanding by Design). What an array of experts! Become the LC expert!

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion PD opportunities

NAIS Inclusive School Network Institute in Potomac, MD on June 17-18.

Summer Gender Institute at Andover on July 28 - August 3.  

The Race Institute for K-12 Educators at the Agnes Irwin School in Philadelphia on
July 30 - August 1.

Power, Practice, Privilege: Unpacking Our White Selves at Georgetown Day School HS on June 18-21.



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