Resources

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.


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How to Create Higher Performing, Happier Classrooms in 7 Moves: A Playbook for Teachers

Heather Staker

This guide, written by Heather Staker, Adjunct Fellow at the Christensen Institute, draws on findings from a pilot study of 7… Read More »

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How to Address Executive Function Skills in the Classroom—and Why You Should

Malinda Mikesell

This article, written from a teacher’s perspective, explores the idea that increasing student achievement may lie in teachers awareness of… Read More »

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If You’re Serious About Designing Edtech Solutions, Start with the Learners

Maya Sussman

This article, written from the perspective of a Learning, Design, and Technology graduate student, details a five-step human-centered design process for classroom… Read More »

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Black History Month Resources for the Classroom

PBS NewsHour Extra

This compilation brings together 20 lesson plans and resources created by PBS NewsHour Extra to help teachers quickly find high-quality… Read More »

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An Overview of Personalized Learning for Schools, Families & Communities

Bruce Friend, Susan Patrick, Carri Schneider, and Tom Vander Ark

This report provides an overview of student-centered learning for families and community members, using parent-friendly language, short explanations, and many… Read More »

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Student Voice in Practice: Burlington High School Help Desk

Burlington High School Help Desk

The Burlington High School (BHS) Help Desk is the heart of the school’s Student Technology Innovation and Integration course. The… Read More »

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How Lesson Imaging Brings Math and Science Instruction Into Focus

Michelle Stephan

This article, written by an associate professor of mathematics instruction, details the student-centered lesson planning strategy called “lesson imaging”. The author… Read More »

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Can Micro-credentials Create More Meaningful Professional Development For Teachers?

Katrina Schwartz

This article shares anecdotes and research to support the move towards micro-credentials for educators, a way to personalize professional development.… Read More »

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How Do We Ensure Personalized Learning is a True Equity Initiative?

Ace Parsi and Maria Moser

This article discusses the importance of addressing equity as schools embrace personalization. The authors assert that while personalized learning has great potential,… Read More »

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Can Blended Learning Improve Equity in One of Nation’s Most Diverse Districts?

Jen Curtis

This article details the shift of New Jersey’s Morris School District (MSD) to a blended-learning model in an effort to meet diverse student… Read More »

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