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Glossary

Finding words for our future together

Imagine building a house and not agreeing on the words for "hammer" or "blueprint." We run into a similar problem in education. We struggle to innovate when we lack a shared vocabulary.

The taxonomy and definitions on this page are to specify the meaning of the terms that I use at Guide School and the researchers use at the Christensen Institute.

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Online Learning Taxonomy

created with the Christensen Institute

Online Learning Taxonomy Diagram with "online learning" as the grandparent, "blended learning" and "virtual learning" as children, and various models of blended learning and virtual learning as the grandchildren
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Definitions

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Our world needs guides.

Disruptive innovators are replacing conventional classrooms with Flex models that are suited to the complex needs of students today. These special new spaces need guides. I'm here to support you in this critical opportunity for K-12 education. 

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