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Motivation, Engagement, and Student Voice


This report synthesizes research on achievement motivation, school engagement, and student voice, concluding that the more educators use student-centered approaches to… Read More »

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Innovating Pedagogy 2015

Mike Sharples, Anne Adams, Nonye Alozie, Rebecca Ferguson, Elizabeth FitzGerald, Mark Gaved, Patrick McAndrew, Barbara Means, Julie Remold, Bart Rienties, Jeremy Roschelle, Kea Vogt, Denise Whitelock & Louise Yarnall

This is the fourth in a series of yearly reports explores new forms of teaching, learning, and assessment for an interactive… Read More »

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The Influence of Teaching Beyond Standardized Test Scores: Engagement, Mindsets, and Agency

Ronald F. Ferguson, Sarah F. Phillips, Jacob F. S. Rowley & Jocelyn W. Friedlander

This report was sponsored by the Raikes Foundation. It is a follow-up to “Teaching Adolescents to Become Learners – the… Read More »

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Real-World Projects: How do I Design Relevant and Engaging Learning Experiences?

Suzie Boss

In this book, project-based learning expert Suzie Boss explains how real-world projects engage and motivate students while teaching relevant, rigorous… Read More »

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Effective Schools for Deeper Learning: An Exploratory Study


This report proposes one strategy by which to strengthen the nascent research base on deeper learning’s implications for high school… Read More »

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Individual Learning Plans For College And Career Readiness: State Policies And School-Based Practices


This report, developed by NACAC & Hobsons, highlights promising state- and school-level practices using individual learning plans (ILPs) to prepare… Read More »

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Spectrum of Student Voice

Eric Toshalis, Mike Nakkula

This infographic visually defines student voice on a sliding scale. Student voice is a broad term describing a range of… Read More »

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The Why, What, Where, and How of Deeper Learning in American Secondary Schools


This report puts the deeper learning movement in historical context and describes the authors’ research into schools that are attempting to embrace… Read More »

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The Connected Classroom: Understanding the Landscape of Technology for Student-Centered Learning

Nellie Mae Education Foundation, Parthenon-EY

This report, published the the Nellie Mae Foundation and  Parthenon-EY, assess the education technology landscape and pinpoints the needs of education… Read More »

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Deeper Teaching


In this paper, Magdalene Lampert provides a close, detailed description of “deeper teaching,” referring to the kinds of instructional strategies… Read More »

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