Author: Amy Dujon

Amy Dujon led one of the nation’s first Schools for Rigor initiatives as an elementary school principal and director of leadership development in partnership with Learning Sciences International, bringing in a powerful new vision for strengthening core instruction. This work ignited her passion for student-centered, standards-based instruction, and she remains relentless in her focus to grow professionally and personally. Amy is currently a practice leader for LSI, working with districts and leaders across the country to support their transformation and implementation and author of The Gritty Truth of School Transformation: Eight Phases of Growth to Instructional Rigor.
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Amy Dujon’s Gritty Truth of School Transformation: An Interview with Principal Center Radio

As Principal of a Florida elementary school, LSI Practice Leader Amy M. Dujon empowered each of her teachers to become highly skilled at releasing ownership of learning. The result? A building comprised entirely of rigorous, student-centered classrooms. During the process, Dujon found herself focusing on what students (not teachers) were doing. In this

Lesson Planning: 6 Steps for Aligning Student Tasks With Learning Targets

By Amy Dujon, author of The Essential Flipbook for Achieving Rigor The goal of a standards-based classroom is to provide each student with an opportunity to produce evidence of the grade-level standards. This is no small feat for the teacher. First, teachers must understand the level of thinking and evidence required by

How Should Principals Spend Their Time?

By Amy Dujon, author of The Gritty Truth of School Transformation (response originally published by Education Week.) A principal’s duties and responsibilities continue to compound. Over the past five years, new school leader standards and high-stakes accountability have expanded the work scope dramatically. Often, school leaders prioritize each day based on what

Building a Student-Centered School

Resisting the Urge to “Rescue” Students from Deeper Learning By Amy M. Dujon (originally published on Smartbrief), author of The Gritty Truth of School Transformation. This is an exciting era in education. We’re all starting to realize that the most effective way to prepare learners for the uncertain demands of the