We encourage exploring ideas from educators, researchers, pschology, agilists and managers. By trying, reflecting and adjusting, we hope educators can create uplifting and effective learning environments. The following is a list of resources that has helped us (please suggest additional items).
EDgility was first publicly describe in Agile and Lean Concepts for Teaching and Learning: chapter: Getting Agile at School, authors: Paul Magnuson, William Tihen, Nicola Cosgrove & Daniel Patton, by Springer Verlag, 2019, ISBN 978-981-13-2751-3. (the EDgility chapter is:Getting Agile at School, pages 115-132)
Working with the support of the school’s professional development department, teachers engaged, in their particular classroom contexts, with action research cycles of planning, doing, reflecting, and redoing until arriving, at least for the time being, at ten practices of an Agile mindset for teaching and learning.
EDgility in Practice Industry Practices, Processes and Techniques Adopted in Education: Agile in the Alps: Stories of the Agile Classroom, from Teaching and Learning to Administration, authors: Nicola Cosgrove, Tom Cosgrove, Sarah Graham & Paul Magnuson, by Springer Verlag, 2022, ISBN 978-981-19-3517-6. (the EDgility chapter is:Getting Agile at School, pages 245-266)
Staff from LAS have captured their understanding of agile in their context and detailed the way that they see it working for them. This chapter begins with stories from the classroom and finishes with some examples from the administrative side of the school.
Work to keep your educational values and goals in focus and slowly take on the Agile vocabulary.
Technology companies focus on uplifting communication, feedback and future to create an environment of enthusiastic, engaged learners. Fundamentally, they are moving away from an ‘authoritative’, ‘telling’ and ‘corrective’ approach and instead toward an ‘amplifying’, ‘curious’ and ‘collaborative’ approach.
Amplifying feedback over silencing feedback.
Sharing perspective instead of authoritatively telling.
Teachers on Communication and Inspiration
Invoke, Involve, Inspire - Stories
Allow students to dream a future and work with difficulties.