Featured Articles

Ideas

Executive Coaching for Superintendents: Building Stronger, More Confident Leaders

Professional development for superintendents should be innovative and inspiring but too often it’s limited to a workshop in a stuffy conference room with outdated ideas and even older coffee ...

PJ Caposey, Ed.D.

Perspective

What America Needs to Tackle the Youth Mental Health Crisis: A Guide to In-School Mental Health Services

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a four-part series on the student mental health crisis and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) for in-school mental health resources. Our child...

Duncan Young and Jerry Barone

Thoughts

Predictions for Gifted Education in 2023

New York City’s decision to put on hold the city’s gifted programming has sparked discussions nationwide around the impact and equity of gifted programs. Similarly, recent reports on the COVI...

Victoria Driver and Anna Houseman

Perspective

No Longer a Luxury, Coding is Now Core

One of the most valuable skillsets we can teach our students is the ability to code. Not only does it enhance their writing and math skills, but it also gives them a valuable mindset for future...

Chris McMurray

Thoughts

Learning to Be Smart

Back in 2011, researchers at University College London offered dramatic, direct evidence that intelligence can change after early childhood. The study was characterized as providing “new hope...

Betsy Hill and Roger Stark

Innovation

New Thinking for Becoming Matrix Digital

There are several divergent points of thinking when it comes to considering adoption of a Matrix Digital Model of teaching and learning. Becoming organized and more efficient digitally involv...

LeiLani Cauthen

Thoughts

Four Ways to Support Learning Coaches More Effectively

As we approach the three-year mark since schools in North America closed their doors to slow the spread of COVID-19, a lot of attention is being given (and rightfully so) to supporting the me...

John Willis

Ideas

5 Ways Music Affects Learning

What song takes you back to a specific time or place? Did you ever get that feeling you were reliving a special moment when you heard a song from your past? Favorite songs can trigger our me...

Robyn D. Shulman

Innovation

Crafting a Learning Matrix

A Learning Matrix is the most advanced design idea in the educational landscape. It’s an orchestration of time, space, teachers and resources that establishes learners as independents operati...

LeiLani Cauthen

Ideas

Hey, Superintendent: It’s Time for Data as a Service

This is something school districts have talked about for years. They have dreamed about it. They have danced around it. They have spent billions to warehouse it. They have pulled their hair o...

Zach Vander Veen

Thoughts

Matters of Principal: Resolving Conflict (Part 1)

Conflict is an inevitable part of daily life, and it is certainly an inevitable part of school life. Despite having firmly embedded routines and daily practices, dedicated staff, supportive p...

Jamie Bricker and Jack Barclay

Innovation

Crafting a Teaching Matrix

A Teaching Matrix for an educational institution is a collection of discrete digital resources (files), courseware, courses and systems newly organized into a logical and cooperative whole. I...

LeiLani Cauthen

Ideas

Expanding Work-based Experiences with Virtual Internships

Providing high school and college students with work-based experiences has been proven to improve their career prospects. Several thought leaders in the industry have documented the positive ...

Mike King

Thoughts

And a Happy New Year

Now that the joyous holiday is over, whether for you that means Christmas or Hanukkah, we set our sites on the new year, and all that new year implies. Personally, I am a huge fan of both Ch...

Charles Sosnik

Perspective

Responses to School Pressures

Age-old methods of meeting pressures in schools by leaders have typically included making program cuts because there are fewer students to serve and less dollars to go around. Adding speciali...

LeiLani Cauthen

Video

Horizon Room: What is a K12 Process and Tech Model Architecture

By now, most of you are familiar with the Horizon Room Open Mic series. It is an opportunity for educators to be a part of a high-profile discussion on many of the important issues facing edu...

Doug Cauthen

Ideas

Holiday Advice to get through the Holiday almost Stress-Free

Holidays can be stressful no matter your family. But what about families that don’t always get along? Whether it’s past tensions, differing opinions, or general annoyance of bringing the who...

Tamara Fyke

Perspective

The Future of the Metaverse in Education

The global metaverse market size was valued at $22.79 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow. Analysts predict the metaverse will dominate the EdTech sector by 2030. The Brookings Instit...

Chris Klein

Perspective

K-12 Institutions of Learning: at Risk

The urgency to evolve to a matrix model of teaching and learning cannot be overstated.

LeiLani Cauthen

Ideas

How To Best Support Introverted Students

Is your student an introvert? If you are a teacher, can you define these personality characteristics regarding your students? With the ever-growing focus on the social, emotional, and devel...

Robyn D. Shulman


Featured Papers

The Learning Counsel presents journals, papers and briefs on critical topics in Digital Education.

Most will require registration in order to access them, but they are all free.

Three Near-Term Innovation Areas for K12
K12 human resources are crucial to utilizing the cloud successfully. Roles and responsibilities have all changed dramatically since the start of the pandemic, and a new trend to move to core co...
An Essential Audio Ingredient in Today’s Accessible Learning Environments
Today’s learning environments have changed markedly from just a couple years ago, prior to the pandemic. Tech devices are comprehensively in both the student and teacher hands, but are they missin...
The Gaps Remaining for District Digital Transition
Most administrators know there are still gaps remaining in their school or district’s digital transition. Recent studies including the 2021 Digital Transition Surveys for Administrators and Teache...
5 Steps to Fixing the Hidden Traffic of Records Management Overwhelming Schools
How come digital processes seem easier but are often harder to manage? A major shift to digital teaching and learning in schools has developed an additional digital traffic load for teachers and f...
From Chaos to Learning Recovery: Going from Manual-Digital All the Way to Efficiency
Seeing the Levels of Chaos Helps Anchor Bringing Order Schools and districts that recently lost 4 percent of students to alternatives continued to lose students in 2021 at an accelerated pace (no...
Hybrid Logistics Security
Your district is a brand, and your network security helps power its reputation. With the accelerated move to hybrid learning environments over the past year, school districts across the nation are...