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How to Learn? From Mistakes

Diana Laufenberg

In this TedTalk video, Diana Laufenberg shares three surprising things she has learned about teaching — including a key insight… Read More »


Student-Centered Learning and the Achievement Gap

Nick Donohue

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation President & CEO Nick Donohue talks about how student-centered learning can help close the achievement… Read More »


Flipping the Classroom Explained


This video, while promotional, gives a high-level overview of “flipping the classroom,” is well-done and accessible. The video is helpful to those… Read More »


Meeting Standards in a Student-Centered, Proficiency-Based Classroom


Students discuss meeting standards in their student-centered classrooms. Source Organization: WSSR TV VISIT THE RESOURCE


Student Voices: Improving Education for All Learners, 2013

CT NextEd

Produced by CAPSS, representing Connecticut’s superintendents, and CAS, representing Connecticut’s principals, and featuring interviews with winners of the 1st Annual… Read More »


What is competency-based education?

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation

In a competency-based system, students move ahead when they’ve mastered content, not when they’ve reached a certain birthday or endured… Read More »

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Student Voice Matters: Resources

Boston Student Advisory Council

To support organizations and districts interested in implementing student-voice policies such as constructive feedback or student involvement in teacher evaluation,… Read More »

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Youth On Board & Boston Student Advisory Council

In 2013, Youth on Board and the Boston Student Advisory Council launched the We are the Ones in the Classroom… Read More »


10 Expectations for a Student-Centered Learning Environment

Big Picture Learning

This video provides 10 expectations for a student-centered learning environment. We hear often of the “high expectations” schools must have… Read More »


Preparing for the Future: Employer Perspectives on Work Readiness Skills

The University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute and Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE)

The UMass Donahue Institute recently collaborated with the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE) on a project designed to inform… Read More »

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