“Kyle’s ability to discern the needs of students, develop mission-aligned school goals, and empower teachers is truly remarkable. With a hands-on action-oriented approach, Kyle balances ideas and content, with self-discovery and group collaboration in an artful way that is unique and authentic. Educators don’t feel judged or defensive with Kyle because he has a way of building trust and unifying groups through common goals. He has been at the center of the conversation around innovative education for many years and his experience has given him time to test theories, see results, and measure effectiveness over time. He is a joy to work with and I am very thankful for the ways he continues to inspire my practice while boldy pioneering the future of education.”
Director of Visual & Performing Arts
The Mount Vernon School
“Despite what some people may think, finding a learning cohort that you feel comfortable with being vulnerable in as well as being challenged by is not easy. However, I have found it in Kyle Wagner’s Coaching group. Since becoming a part of this community, I have connected to passionate educators whose voices represent teaching experiences from around the world who have opened my eyes to new perspectives and pedagogies, inspiring deep thinking and reflection with every meeting. During a time where the world is divided and isolated in so many ways, the cohort has provided a “soft place to land,” an opportunity to connect and dialogue with colleagues whose love for teaching transcends race, gender, and political affiliation. Due to the goals formulated within this dynamic group, my experiences in the classroom have broadened, and my desire to incorporate project-based learning into every facet of instruction has grown from a flame to a wildly raging fire which has ignited my students, the ultimate victors, to shine.” – Brett Carrier, Fifth Grade Language Arts Instructor
“When I had the chance to join Kyle’s online sessions at the end of last year, I never envisaged that online learning will soon become the only media of learning for the whole world! While admiring his vision and foresight, I thoroughly enjoy the sessions we have online. Kyle is inspiring, creative and resourceful. I love the way Kyle runs the sessions. We have routine and yet there are always something new. From the small tricks to do online sessions on how to organise PBL, there are so much to learn and explore. Book reading and discussion, talking to the great minds within our group, being helped and supported, feeling being re-educated, I feel I have learnt more in the past 6 months than 6 years! Most importantly, Kyle makes everyone feel valued and eager to learn – I think this is the most powerful message an educator could send.” – Yang Zhao, IGCSE Maths Program Coordinator
“As teachers, we’ve all had times when we feel unmotivated, when teaching becomes monotonous. Kyle’s coaching sessions have helped reignite my passion for teaching, encouraging me to continue to strive for a child- centred classroom. His genuine and meaningful coaching keeps me motivated on my teaching journey. Our group coaching sessions are a safe space where educators are encouraged to share, challenge and elevate one another. Kyle is key in igniting the groups creativity and promoting innovation. He has the ability to tune in to each individual and listens carefully to their needs. He spends time getting to know the educator you are and the educator you strive to be. Kyle has supported me to identify my strengths and we build on these together. His energy and guidance keeps me on track to be the best teacher I can be.” –
Kyle Wagner is the founder and lead consultant for Transform Educational Consulting, an organization that empowers forward thinking schools to grow and develop 21st century learners.
His work with project- based learning and design thinking experiences spans 12 years, three continents and over 15 schools. He has worked with successful public, charter and international schools in the Asia region including ESF, YCIS, IMS and ISB, HARBOUR SCHOOL and VTC. He is the former Coordinator of Futures Academy at the International School of Beijing, a program that uses interdisciplinary project- based learning to connect students to their passions and the world outside of school. His book “The Power of SIMPLE” documents this experience and helps provide simple, research- based strategies for developing students as 21st century problem solvers.
Kyle is also a former educator and project leader at High Tech High, the famous project-based learning school featured on the hit documentary “Most Likely to Succeed.” He holds a M.Ed. (Masters Degree) in Teacher Leadership with a thesis that focuses on developing democratic classrooms and distributed leadership models. When not writing or teaching, he is performing with his original band, participating in karaoke contests and traveling the world with his partner. He currently resides in Hong Kong where he spends time developing schools of the future while helping other school leaders build theirs.