Educational Agility

Students are invited to complete a number of challenges, deciding themselves which challenges to work on, in what order, and how much effort each challenge is worth. Teachers participating in training for the agile mindset reflect on their students ability to self-organize. Everyone becomes a little more self-sufficient, together.

What we offer

  • Student Challenges
  • Faculty Professional Development
  • Consulting
  • Agile Certified Educator (with Scrum Alliance)


Our Core Values and Practices

EDgility: Engaged Learning for a Changing World

We are inspired by learning and working in our changing world.

Agile is is an excellent foundation for working with changes. As educators, our goal has been to merge the Agile Learning Loop with excellent classroom practices. Over time, we clarified our philosophy and practices into EDgility.


Student Challenges

Student challenges that cultivates educational agility in students


Administrative Consulting to create school environments that cultivate educational agility

Faculty Professional Development

Faculty professional development to cultivate educational agility in the classroom



Educational Agility for Schools

ARC for Schools

Research And Share Agility In Education


Educational ideas presented by Paul through the Educational Collaborative for International Schools

ECIS Webinars

Paul teams up with colleagues from around the world to discuss student agency, centers for teacher research located and managed within K-12 schools, and innovative teaching and learning.

TIE Online

Paul blogs about education with a focus on self-regulation, student agency, and an agile mindset as a means to continual growth.


Most Recent Blog Posts

The Hero's Journey

Generally people remember stories and much of children’s play involves taking on a persona. Conveniently, many courses involve multiple units, thus allowing multiple rounds of “play” and “identity” for students. The stories they make need to be thoughtful and challenging enough that students successfully complete the “Hero’s Journey,” with a healthy sense of being uplifted by the challenges encountered on the way. This is quite doable with a thoughtful implementation of an Agile Kickoff process. One of my favorite books on this subject is in the resources below.

Feedback: It's Not what You Think

Helpful feedback has little to do with what the teacher thinks, for example the pre-supposition the teacher makes about the outcomes of student projects, and is much more about developing an openness to what actually works and what others like, without an absolute truth either stated or implied by the curriculum. Let the students decide what to do by emphasizing these two types of feedback: - Natural feedback - Collaborative feedback


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Teacherless observations

The author discusses a classroom observation technique for which the only requirement is that the teachers is not present during the observation.

Pulling Agile into Education: Examples to learn by

The authors present samples of agile in education as a starting point to understand the agile mindset. Readers are also invited to contribute samples of their agile-infused teaching.

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Pulling Agile into Education

Agility is an umbrella term for a number of working practices. In essence, agility seeks productivity and timeliness through regular feedback - and the ongoing adjustments that the feedback suggests - in short iterations of work. The parallel with education is straightforward. Good instruction makes regular use of feedback so that students, working in short cycles, are constantly refining and improving their thinking and work.

On Agile Education in Practice - A Conversation with Paul Magnuson

Paul Magnuson attributes his progressive views on education to over twenty years of experience working in summer camps. He’s done with command and control models that tend to favor conformity and compliance over self-regulation, whether it be for students or teachers.



Bill Tihen

Educator and Technologist


Paul Magnuson

Educational Thought Leader


Elliott Hébert

Agilist and Technologist

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