Explore EDgility

How we cultivate EDgility

  1. Identify three of your most important educational goals and values.
  2. Identify one EDgility Value or Agile Value and explore its integration into your teaching.
  3. Identify one EDgility Practice or Agile Principle and explore its integration into your teaching.
  4. Review your and your student experiences. Compare these experiences to your educational goals and values and clarify what to continue and what to adapt or discontinue.
  5. Review EDgility, the Agile Manifesto or the authors' blog to compare your experiences with others. Ideally discuss your experience and your reading with a colleague.
  6. Start another exploration and explore new ideas or change ideas.


  • Keep daily/weekly notes on your experiences and your students' experiences.
  • Test the EDgile-Value and EDgile-Practice for a month, then take a week or two to rest, reflect and ideally discuss with a colleague.

Feel free to contact us or share your experiences directly with the authors.

Agile Resources

Work to keep your educational values and goals in focus and slowly take on the Agile vocabulary.

Educational Agility

  • ARC for Schools - Agile Research Consortium for schools has many resources to find what you need: research, trainers, and other educational agility practitioners.
  • Peak Challenges - As the authors of EDgility we are glad to discuss EDgility and/or training.

Agile Fundamentals

  • Agile Manifesto - this document started the Agile/Scrum movement.
  • Scrum Guides - Scrum is a long-standing straight forward agile framework, popularized by the Scrum Guide there is a web version (in 30+ languages), PDF version in English.
  • Become an Effective Software Engineering Manager: How to Be the Leader Your Development Team Needs, ISBN: 9781680507249, by James Stanier. This book is a reflection about how to go beyond agile and how Spotify inspires its teams and out-learns its competition.

Uplift Resources

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.

Pixar’s Plussing

Amplifying feedback over silencing feedback.

Effective 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.

  • Common Structure of the Greatest Communicators - A TEDxEast talk by Nancy Duarte. Explores making the status quo unappealing and draw them forward to the future of what can be, drawing people in and using resistance to move forward.
  • The Clues to a Great Story - shares what he knows about storytelling – starting at the end and working back to the beginning. A TED talk by Andrew Stanton, the writer behind “Toy Story” and “Wall-E” and “John Carter.” Contains graphic language.
  • The magical science of storytelling - a TEDxStockholm by David JP Phillips. David JP Phillips shares key neurological findings on storytelling and with the help of his own stories, induces in us the release of four neurotransmitters of his choice.