#mind the gap

Student-centered planning during COVID-19

Children have a hierarchy of needs. Solve for their basic needs first and then design the online experience.

#mind the gap

We help you blend online learning into school and home in ways that nurture all children.

You can leverage online learning for student growth

Even if . . .

. . . your students are working from home.

. . . you don't know how to motivate struggling students.

. . . not everyone has devices or Internet.

. . . you feel overwhelmed or unsure.

Innovation is hard when the path isn't clear.

Let's work together to make it easier.



I'm Heather Clayton Staker, a learning coach and researcher who specializes in innovation in K-12 education. My team and I are here to help you access the help you need for yourself and your students.

You Have Our Support

There are three ways we can help you:


#Mind the 


Sharing local solutions and ideas for responding to the challenges of school closures and COVID-19.


Help for remote or in-person

Six popular teacher modules on the essential skills for blended instruction this school year, with a dedicated coach.


Seminars and Workshops

Register for an online or in-person session to help your environment become happier and higher performing.

The Ready to Blend Podcast

Using innovation to improve schools and homes will change the world for the better.


On Tuesdays, Heather posts an online class to teach you how to blend online learning into school and home in ways that nurture children.

This show is for the guardians of the Internet generation—the teachers, leaders, and parents who are raising youth in a society filled with new possibilities for learning.

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Free Classes and Posts

On Tuesdays, Heather teaches a class or shares a post to help you blend online learning into school and home in ways that nurture children.

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Teacher Stories

Insights from educators who have worked with Ready to Blend

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