Apps that empower teachers to inspire students

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Common Ground is a web app that combines all of the most vital parts of lesson planning to create a flexible and reflective process that not only makes planning lessons easier and more transparent, but also opens the door for more professional growth through the whole experience. Each lesson becomes an opportunity to learn and improve.

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Inscribe reimagines assignments as works in progress by leveraging the power of revisions. By giving your students specific goals for each revision, the conversation shifts from “Here’s your 75%” to “Here’s how you can earn the remaining 25%.” Inscribe allows teachers to do revisions for assignments of any size and handles the paper-wrangling and organization.

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What We’re All About

Vision

The world isn’t fair, but great education can be. Indeed, great education is the only thing that can make our world more fair. Pomegranate Lab was founded to provide great education to everyone regardless of income, geography, or race.

Mission

Tools change the way we think. The right teaching tools can change our perspective about learning. Pomegranate Lab builds tools that don’t just get the job done but also change the way students and teachers view themselves and learning. The right perspective becomes a force multiplier for learning.

Credo

Our first responsibility is to teachers because we believe that great teachers are the only way to sustainably improve education. The tools and professional learning we create for teachers must be of high quality.

We are responsible for students with tools and methodologies that product effective habits of mind and emphasize their humanity and value. We are also responsible to the parents of students by building stronger ties of partnership and involvement in the learning community. We are responsible to schools and school leadership by providing better insights and communication to lead the learning community. We must provided competent management and their actions must be just and ethical.

We are responsible to our employees. We must respect their dignity and recognize their merit. Compensation must be fair and adequate, and working conditions must be reasonable. Employees must feel free to make suggestions or complaints. There must be equal opportunity for employment, development and advancement for those qualified.

Our final responsibility is to our shareholders. Business must make a sound profit. New products must be researched, developed, and marketed.

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Mindset Matters

Fixed Mindest

People with a fixed mindset view aspects of themselves as static and unchanging. For students, this is especially dangerous because intelligence is no longer a goal to be worked towards, but a status that one either already has or never will have. These students fear failure, look down on effort, and never reach their full potential.

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Smart People

Are born smart

Effort

Is for the dumb

Mistakes

“I wasn’t as smart as I thought I was.”

Growth Mindest

People with a growth mindset view aspects of themselves as dynamic and capable of change. For students, this translates into hard work and paves the way for independence and lifelong learning. These students learn from failure, value effort, and maximize their potential.

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Smart People

become smarter by working at it.

Effort

is the path to mastery

Mistakes

“I’ll learn from this and do better next time.”

We Champion the Growth Mindset

Students with the growth mindset achieve more because they have learned how to learn.

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Teachers with a growth mindset achieve more because they believe in student growth toward mastery and they focus on continually developing their craft.

Meet The Team

Larry Liu

Larry Liu

President

I am an avid gamer, passionate foodie, and novice skateboarder. My guilty pleasure is reading teen fiction series like Percy Jackson and Star Wars. Bullies, both big and small, make me angrier than anything else. I truly believe in the power of education because everything is just one generation away from disappearing.
John Palgut

John Palgut

Developer

I love building with new technology and have a passion for writing software for all kinds of platforms. I spend most of my free time gaming, reading, or spending time with my girlfriend and our two cats. I believe that we've only just scratched the tip of the iceberg with technology in the classroom and I can't wait to help build what comes next!
Sung Park

Sung Park

Data Specialist

I'm passionate about learning new tools and techniques in the rapidly evolving world of data analytics and visualization. In my free time, I'm quite the news junkie especially on topics at the intersection of economics, human capital, and education. Most of all, I love spending quality time with my wife, our growing family, and good friends.
Whitney Bonham,

Whitney Bonham,

Head of Marketing & Sales

I love being busy with purpose and cooking/baking; both feed me in different ways! Traveling, culture, and live theater are a few of my passions, and I admit to being a hopeless word-nerd. I'm a huge proponent for education because it opens doors of opportunity and alleviates so many of society's most systemic issues.
Connor Koblinski

Connor Koblinski

Product Manager

Hooked on traveling and new experiences, I am always trying to learn new things. A lover of music and technology - I love to combine the two while DJ-ing on the weekends. I strive to create communities of growth and experimentation in order to inspire young people to find their passions and place in the world.
Deborah Walker

Deborah Walker

Board Chair

I'm at my best when exploring the wonders of life with adventure seeking friends. The promise of zestful herbal tea and a good meal can lead me to try anything at least once. I'm fully awake when engaged in sports, games and relevant discussion. My life-long goal is to fight poverty and serve humanity by creating safe spaces and rich communities of belonging.