Bringing the Four Principles Together

Welcome to the Resources page! Here, you will find high-quality educational materials that have been selected by the Students at the Center team.

Learn more about our vetting process here. Our curation process is ongoing so let us know what we should include.


Educators’ Social and Emotional Skills Vital to Learning

Stephanie Jones, Suzanne Bouffard & Richard Weissbourd

This article focuses on teachers’ own social and emotional learning. It asserts the importance of social and emotional skills within… Read More »

Article/Blog, Report

Social and Emotional Learning in Schools From Programs to Strategies

Stephanie Jones, Suzanne Bouffard

This report explores a more integrated approach to teaching social and emotional skills in schools. While well-implemented SEL programs have… Read More »

Multimedia, Video

Why is Student Voice Important in Education? (Video)

Nellie Mae Education Foundation

This short video produced by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation discusses the importance of including student voice in all aspects… Read More »

Multimedia, Video

Community Engagement and Student-Centered Learning

Nellie Mae Education Foundation

This video, which is a part of the Community Engagement series by Nellie Mae Education Foundation, discusses the many reasons… Read More »


Goodbye, Linear Factory Model of Schooling: Why Learning is Irregular

Dwight Carter

This article explores three key points to consider as the country is challenged to meet the needs of Generation Z.… Read More »


Digital Portfolios Position Students for Success in the Workforce

Heather Hiles

This op-ed, by Heather Hiles founder of Pathbrite, an e-portfolio platform, and someone who has spent her entire professional life committed… Read More »

Article/Blog, Research

Connecting Learning to Careers

Hamutal Bernstein

In this article, Hamutal Bernstein, research associate at the Urban Institute, explores the many ways that Connected Learning is a… Read More »

Report, Research

Looking Under the Hood of Competency-Based Education

Erin Haynes, Kristina Zeiser, Wendy Surr, Alison Hauser, Lauren Clymer, Jill Walston, Catherine Bitter & Rui Yang

This study by the American Institutes for Research rigorously examined the relationship between competency-based education (CBE) practices and changes in… Read More »


Recognizing the Importance of Support Staff in a Student-Centered School

Christina Hinton, Kurt W. Fischer & Catherine Glennon

Student support staff (school counselors, case managers, mentors, social workers etc.) are rarely central to education reform conversations, but in… Read More »


Popularity of Ed Tech Not Necessarily Linked to Products’ Impact

Benjamin Herold

This article explores the different methods of using technology and whether those methods are improving our schools or hindering them.… Read More »

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