Refinement Protocol

The Learning Backlog is an adaptable, prioritized, and shared list of goals, skills, and products for future learning. All elements in the Learning Backlog are considered Learning Backlog Items. A Learning Backlog Item can include, yet is not limited to: learning objectives, standards, skills, and project deliverables.  Learning Backlog Items may be resequenced, broken down, changed, combined, or removed.

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Agile Classrooms is not Scrum

Agile Classrooms is strongly influenced by Scrum, yet it is not the same. Agile Classrooms evolved from the context of learning in classrooms and schools, which is different than the context of a corporation. Some key differences between Agile Classrooms and Scrum 2020 are: Agile Classrooms calls the time-box to demonstrate learning and project deliverables…

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Agile Classrooms: A Definition

Agile Classrooms is an authentic 21st century learning framework for growing adaptive & self-organizing classrooms that deepens the learning, enriches relationships, and broadens the future.

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Agile Princess

My daughter has entered 1st grade this year. I can’t believe how fast she is growing.  She is discovering her strengths, developing more of her personality, & stretching her autonomy muscles (sometimes in ways that does not make it easy on me). In addition, 1st grade comes with more things for her to manage, more…

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Clarity: An Antidote to Classroom Management

Student misbehavior is usually a symptom for a lack of clarity. As flowers grow on their own towards the sunlight, learners will move themselves toward clear goals and expectations. The job of the educator is to create an environment that radiates clarity. Clarity gives a classroom order, structure, and a perceived sense of control. This…

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