reDesign Blog

July 14, 2020

5 Ways to Connect with Learners IRL (in real life) and remotely this fall

SMALL GROUPS, FOCUSED ON SUPPORT AND DEVELOPMENT   As we all begin to imagine what the fall will look like, one of the big questions in many of our minds is how to build relationships with learners in a world where remote learning is...

July 2, 2020

Introducing Idaho's Mastery Learning Staging Guide

What does it take to lead the transformation to a mastery-based or competency-based learning system? How do we know where we are in our journey, how we're progressing, and which measurable outcomes we might be working toward? reDesign is excited to...

June 8, 2020


The reDesign team stands with Black communities, Black Lives Matter, and each of the many organizations and individuals fighting to honor, support and protect them. We mourn the loss of the many fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, sons and...

June 8, 2020

#JustOneThing: Documentary Film-making: Amplifying Student Voices and Passions

"Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women...

April 22, 2020

What is there to say when the world is out of control? A Student Guide to Writing a Personal Statement

As part of reDesign's #justonething effort to support (and not overwhelm!) educators during the COVID-19 pandemic, here is just one thing: a student-facing performance task guide, The Personal Statement: A Student Guide, to support...

June 15, 2019

Why Are the First Several Years of Teaching So Difficult? How Schools Can Stop Failing Novice Teachers

“Fraternity hazing” is how one article in the Atlantic characterized the experiences of first year teachers. The comparison conjures images of navigating degrading and dangerous rites of passage before being accepted for full membership into the...