Making Visuals Work

This is the fifth installment in a series of pieces from Leading Educators and the Learning Agency about opportunities to use strategies from the science of learning in diverse contexts to boost students’ learning. There are often barriers to bringing research back to the classroom where it can benefit students most, so this series shares … Continued

School Districts and the Road to Equity

What does equity in education mean? An experience I had touring a school sticks out in my mind. The screen read: “a2 + b2 = c2” Twenty seventh-grade students, seated in rows in this Tulsa classroom, were silently working from an old textbook. Their teacher, illuminated by an overhead projector, looked on. For about thirty … Continued

Getting students to think about thinking

This is the fourth installment in a series of pieces from Leading Educators and the Learning Agency about opportunities to use strategies from the science of learning in diverse contexts to boost students’ learning.  There are often barriers to bringing research back to the classroom where it can benefit students most. This series shares learnings … Continued

Lessons from Louisiana: Collaborative Planning that Works

Sara Neal is a Senior Director at Leading Educators. She has supported dozens of Louisiana schools to establish strong leadership and professional development systems since 2014. Sara has been an educator for more than 20 years, and she was a member of Leading Educators’ first cohort. “Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess … Continued

Linking ideas and concepts in class

This is the third installment in a series of pieces from Leading Educators and the Learning Agency about opportunities to use strategies from the science of learning in diverse contexts to boost students’ learning.  There are often barriers to bringing research back to the classroom where it can benefit students most, so this series shares … Continued

Helping students retain information

This is the second installment in a series of pieces from Leading Educators and the Learning Agency about opportunities to use strategies from the science of learning in diverse contexts to boost students’ learning.  There are often barriers to bringing research back to the classroom where it can benefit students most, so this series shares … Continued

How to help students retrieve what they have learned

This is the first installment in a series of pieces from Leading Educators and the Learning Agency about opportunities to use strategies from the science of learning in diverse contexts to boost students’ learning.  There are often barriers to bringing research back to the classroom where it can benefit students most, so this series shares … Continued

Not One-Size-Fits-All

Lessons Learned From Tulsa Schools It is often said that school systems get the results they are designed to produce. Education leaders know that they need to enable key shifts in teaching and learning to make equity the reality for every student, but it can be challenging to know where to start. Our partners at … Continued

How We’re Making Tulsa a Great Place to Learn

Bryan Gibson is principal of Mitchell Elementary School at Tulsa Public Schools. Bryan has wide experience in education, spending time as a mental health counselor and a special education teacher before entering school leadership with the encouragement of his peers. He’s a first year member of the Empower cohort. We talked to Bryan about how … Continued

Teaching While Black and Male

“A majority of the nation’s public school students are students of color, but less than 20% of teachers are teachers of color — and only 2% are Black men.” — Source: The Education Trust and Teach Plus   Nicholas Cains is an Instructional Leadership Coach for the Empower program, Leading Educators’ partnership with Tulsa Public … Continued