Featured Articles

Tactics

Four Ways State Education Leaders Can Improve Math Achievement

Even though reading curricula and achievement are currently the top educational priorities across much of the U.S., math achievement has declined worse than reading as a result of the pandem...

Tim Hudson

Perspective

What We've Learned After the Launch of ChatGPT

Following the one year anniversary of OpenAI’s publicly accessible generative AI writing tool, ChatGPT, now is an excellent time to examine how it has influenced education. As a principal and s...

Patti West-Smith

Event News

10th Annual Digital Transition Survey Awards

Benton, AR, Feb. 2nd, 2024 – Learning Counsel Research recognized Cobb County School District, Georgia with its Sustainable Tech Practices Award during the 10th Annual Learning Leadership natio...

Doug Cauthen

Thoughts

Higher Learning is Preparing for the World of AI

Five hundred years ago, Nicolaus Copernicus posited a heliocentric model that stated the Earth evolved around the sun. He published his handwritten manuscript in 1543, setting off what some ...

Kiran Kodithala and Lee Lambert

Event News

Learning Counsel Unveils Key Insights at the 10th Annual K-12 Strategies Survey Results & Awards Event

Benton, AR, Feb. 5, 2024 – The Learning Counsel, a pioneering organization at the forefront of educational transformation, successfully concluded its 10th Annual Digital Transitions Survey Re...

Doug Cauthen

Thoughts

If You’ve Read One IEP, Have You Read Them All?

“If you’ve read one IEP, you’ve read them all.” It may not be literally true, but there is a strong feeling among many parents and teachers that the “individualized” part of an Individualized...

Betsy Hill and Roger Stark

Perspective

STEM for All: Defining "All" in the Context of Inclusive Education

What do we mean when we say that we want all students participating in STEM education? When we speak about "STEM for All," it's crucial to clarify the breadth and depth of &quo...

Jason McKenna

Perspective

Bringing Back the Joy of Teaching: Unique Voices to Help You Thrive

When schools closed throughout the country for the past few years, teachers had to learn how to teach from afar and figure out different ways to support the needs of all their students and pa...

Robyn D. Shulman

Ideas

Curing Learning Indigestion – Three Solutions to Overly Full Plates

“Our district is currently doing a lot of work to implement STEM ( or AI, new technology, etc.), and our teachers feel like they are constantly having things added to their plates while noth...

Betsy Hill and Roger Stark

Thoughts

Speak Life to Yourself This New Year

New Year…new you. New Year…new goals. We are inundated with messages about the necessity of goal setting. But I’m not feeling it…at all. The forced nature of this cultural observance holds no...

Tamara Fyke

Innovation

Introducing a Spatial-Temporal AI for changed Learning Patterns

A Hybrid Logistics Schooling Ingredient

LeiLani Cauthen

Perspective

Augmented Reality: The Power of Experiential Learning

The creation of powerful classroom experiences is something that every educator strives for. When learning is memorable, students make connections that help them easily acquire and retain inf...

Phil Birchinall

Ideas

Stopping the 360-Degree Circle: Three Ways to Rethink Education Reform

At one time or another, we’ve all incorrectly used common phrases in the English language. It doesn’t matter if we’re educators with years of teaching under our belts, we each have our own “f...

Jeff Dase

Thoughts

Audiobooks Show Promise in Aiding Literacy Challenges

Literacy rates in America have dropped in recent years. According to the Center for Education Statistics , 37% and 30% of fourth and eighth graders, respectively, do not meet the standard li...

Ruby Doherty

Thoughts

Unlocking Genuine Motivation for Lifelong Learning and Success

Most educators, at least implicitly, believe motivation is something you either have or don’t. So, for the students who don’t, they’ve designed an emotional torture chamber that makes learnin...

Garrett Smiley

Perspective

School Choice Legislation Could put $127 Billion in Play by 2025 Covering 52% of America’s Students

School Choice is the number one shift that will subtract students and revenue from traditional public schools. Nineteen States have adopted Choice legislation and most of those have very little...

Doug Cauthen

Perspective

Taking and Giving Feedback with a Growth Mindset

One of the questions on the growth mindset quiz that we use to help our clients (and ourselves) assess our growth mindset is this: “I appreciate when instructors and coaches give me feedba...

Betsy Hill and Roger Stark

Tactics

Navigating the New Terrain of Education: The Power of Guided Discovery Learning

In the evolving landscape of education, where the debate between knowledge-based and skill-based learning continues, Guided Discovery Learning (GDL) emerges as a transformative approach. Th...

Jason McKenna

Ideas

Expanding Family Involvement

No matter what the barriers you face, the first step to engaging families in your school is learning to empathize with them.

Laura Nicole Hill

Perspective

Using Data in the Era of the Great Rationalization and Consolidation

During the COVID-19 pandemic, EdTech tools and resources flooded into classrooms nationwide. As the unprecedented, pandemic-driven levels of school funding recede and budgets tighten, school ...

Lisa Katz


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...