We had a panel discussion. There were eight educators up on the stage, all of whom are involved with implementing LDC/MDL in their classrooms, schools or districts. The overall question was “How does LDC/MDC impact you classroom?” The first two panelists explained how their students’ scores and performance increased; the biggest difference seemed to be that the built-in scaffolding inherent in LDC yielded independent work where it didn’t previously exist. In addition, a high school administrator notices a lot more engagement in his schools since adopting this new methodology. An administrator explained how they got the schools in his district to adopt LDC/MDC. “Buy-in,” he explained. But what he meant was administrative buy-in which led to teacher buy-in. It would have been interesting to hear from a teacher in that district. A high school teacher on the panel described how LDC worked. She told us that the key was in the application. Her kids weren’t just listening, reading and writing; they were doing, which led to their real learning. For her, using LDC marked a return to teaching as she first intended it to be, not what it had become in recent years. This was echoed by a middle school administrator who described higher engagement on the students’ part and viral participation by teachers within the school. The next topic concerned advice: “What advice would you give to a school shifting to LDC/MDC?” Some answers: -patience; it’s going to take some time to change -embrace failure; change is hard and people will make mistakes at the beginning -the first units/modules will be the hardest, then it gets easier -be positive and collaborative. If you teach science, talk to ELA teachers about the literacy aspects to your modules -select your best teachers to lead; don’t pick the teachers that need fixing The obvious consensus from the folks on stage was that shifting to LDC/MDC is hard and time-consuming, but worth it. Your first efforts might be lousy, but you’ll get better at and it’s worth the effort because you’ll shift from a teacher to a student centered approach and your students will notice and appreciate it.