Educational Agility at Schools
We look for student and teacher growth through self-regulated, collaborative exploration and play. We want to cultivate teachers and students to be adaptive lifelong learners who thrive in and uplift our evolving world.
Inspired by technology companies creating this in the work environment, we took the time to study Agile and Scrum and bring that to our school’s learning environment.
We prioritize our educational goals and use Agile practices as a secondary concern to help create an enthusiastic learning environment. We call this approach EDgility: Educational Agility.
Four values define the core mindset we are working toward:
We understand that there is value in many approaches and we don’t exclude other values, we just prioritize these over others.
Ten practices that we find that help students with engagement and self-regulation:
Each author of this document implements these differently in the classroom, but as practices we all agree they are helpful.
We aren’t finished, we’re just beginning. We are interested in collecting more ideas and updating EDgility.
Please contact us with your thoughts, experiences and ideas.
EDgility was first published in the book:
Agile and Lean Concepts for Teaching and Learning: Bringing Methodologies from industry to the Classroom, by Springer Verlag, 2019, ISBN 978-981-13-2751-3. (the EDgility chapter is: Getting Agile at School, pages 115-132)