"Transformation, 'a complete change in the appearance or character of something or someone' (Cambridge Dictionary, 2018). We believe that words matter. Authentic systems change happens through a process of transformation versus a process of reform. The difference in K-12 education is that reform often changes innovative pedagogical practices in isolation from one another, as transformation integrates those same innovative pedagogical practices as one."
"As educators, before we can get into 'collaborative learning,' we first need to talk about 'social and emotional learning' as the heart and soul to student communication and collaboration. 

As technology has become so ubiquitous in the twenty-first century, many people have come to lean on technology to lead educational systems change. However, we're more encouraged by the growing movement to focus on crafting 'well-being' into learning environments as a social and emotional support for learning. 

In a word, think of 'cozy' to guide a teacher, librarian, administrator or architect in their design of a learning space or school. Students today, still need the human touch to facilitate their conversations and collaborations as they maturate in both physical and digital learning spaces."  

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