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Signe Swenson

Relationships and Why They Matter

Dr. Newell is presently the Director of Assessment for EdVisions Schools, and has served as the Director of Learning Programs for the Gates/EdVisions replication efforts. Dr. Newell was a founder of the Minnesota New Country School and EdVisions Cooperative. He has published four books that explain the rationale and practices behind the learning program and […]

12 Dec 2017 no comments
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Signe Swenson

Guest post: Why Are My Students Shutting Down?

In today’s blog, Hope Gover shares students’ ideas on how teachers can motivate and inspire learning through authentic relationships.  Hope Grover has taught in both traditional and charter public schools in Minnesota.  She has a masters of arts in education from Hamline and completed an educational leadership program at Minnesota State University-Mankato.  She attended high […]

22 Nov 2017 no comments
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Signe Swenson

Guest post: What is Innovation; Why do we need to Innovate?

This week, our guest blog is written by Robert Wedl. Bob served as Minnesota’s Commissioner of Education in the late 1990’s leading Minnesota’s innovative standards and measurement initiatives, electronic data collection systems and new finance models including having revenue following students to the sites they attend. In the late 1980’s and early 90’s while serving […]

14 Nov 2017 no comments
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Signe Swenson

Guest Post: Small Learning Communities Revisited: Is Yours a Powerhouse?

Today on the blog we have a guest post by friend of EdVisions, Nancy Allen Mastro. We hope you enjoy her insights on small learning communities! Dr. Allen-Mastro began her career in education as an elementary school teacher and later spent 26 years as a school administrator, serving in a variety of roles, including Principal, […]

26 Oct 2017 no comments
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Signe Swenson

The Transformation of Public Education

By Dr. Lisa Snyder Executive Director, EdVisions Teaching and learning is clearly a human-centered enterprise based on relationships. But as humans, we have a need to understand why-especially when it comes to change. This gets tricky because each of us has to construct our own understanding through our learning and collaboration with others. When we learn […]

12 Oct 2017 no comments