The Bold Moves for Schools Project based on the best-selling book Bold Moves for Schools: How We Create Remarkable Learning Environments sets educators on the path to redefining their profession and creating exciting new learning environments. The challenge is unprecedented. The possibilities are unlimited.


  1. XQ Super School-Creating a Mission Statement –

  2. Fullan and Hargreaves – Bringing the Profession Back In 

  3. McTighe on Transfer Goals  

  4. IDEO- What is Design Thinking? 

  5. Forbes:  Design Thinking- The Next Competitive Advantage 

  6. Harvard Business Review: The One Type of Leader Who Can Turn Around a Failing School 

  7. Lower Merion Strategic Plan- 2017 LMSD_Strategic Plan

  8. Sir Kenneth Robinson – What Graduation Speeches Should Say But Don’t

  9. H. H. Jacobs- School Administrator -Oct. 2017- Ending Old School Nostalgia for Learning Spaces 



  1. School-community partnership models: implications for leadership -Valli, Stafanski, Jacobsen

  2. 3 Ways to Model Collaboration and Partnerships– M. Neihoff

  3. Bring the Profession Back In– M. Fullan and A. Hargreaves

  4. Are you a collaborative leader?– Harvard Business Review-H. Ibarra and M. Hanson

  5. Culturally Responsive Education Stories – Partnership for the Future of Learning



  1. Student at the Center: Personalized Learning with Habits of Mind Zmuda and Kallick (ASCD)

  2. Learning Personalized: The Evolution of the Contemporary Classroom – Zmuda, Curtis, Gellman (Wiley)

  3. Coaching the Four Attributes with Faculty – Zmuda and Kallick

  4. Why Schools Shouldn’t Fear Personalized Learning – Zmuda

  5. Turn Your Classroom Into a Personalized Learning Environment – Howton (ISTE)

  6. Personalizing 21st Century Education: A Framework for Student Success- Domenech, Sherman and Brown (Wiley)  

  7. Student Engagement: Key to Personalized Learning– Feranzo ASCD- Ed Leadership 2017

  8. New High School Pathways Emerging– Sawchuck (Ed Week – 2013)

  9. Teacher Voice: 6 Ways to Build a High School Internship Program that Changes Low Income Students’ Lives – Hechinger Report – 2017

  10. What is Place-Based Education and Why Does It Matter? (full pdf of booklet) Getting Smart

  11. Creative Collaboration By Design- Wilke and Zmuda



  1. Fixing America’s Broken School Calendar -by Haley Gatter, Emily Deruy, and Alia Wong, The Atlantic Monthly-August, 2016

  2. Ending Old-School Nostalgia for Learning Spaces – by H. H. Jacobs in School Administrator, October, 2017

  3. Inside a Multi-Age Classroom  by Stuart Miller – The Atlantic Montly  May 9, 2017

  4. What Makes Effective Interdisciplinary Teams 

  5. High School Interdisciplinary Teams for the 21st Century

  6. From High School to Learning Communities 

  7. Flexibility Makes Multi-Age Classrooms Work 

  8. Setting the Record Straight on Ability Grouping – Ed Week Teacher

  9. Teacher Mentors for Students– Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility

  10. How Time of Day Affects Student Productivity: Evidence from School Schedules- MIT Press: Review of Economics and Statistics, March 2016