How Our School Shared Student-Centered Learning With Families

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Over the past four years, the Winship School’s instructional focus has been to create student-centered learning environments for all students, all the time. This focus has been a major driver of our school’s success. As a result of this intentional focus and our aligned efforts, we were able to enhance our capacity to meet students’ academic,… Read More ›

Students Examine How Racial and Ethnic Backgrounds of Teachers and Students Affect Classroom Relationships

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Laila Ibrahim and Amy Monroy are youth researchers involved in the Youth Action Researchers at the Intersection (YARI) project. They researched the question: How do the racial/ethnic backgrounds of teachers and students affect student-teacher relationships within the classroom? https://youtu.be/7Pxu0v6WTS0 Meet the Student Researchers Laila Ibrahim (she, her) Birthplace: Pasadena, CAFamily members: Parents and older sisterCurrent favorite book: A Brief… Read More ›

Resource Round-Up: Talking About the Attack on the Capitol

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The following resources are designed to help educators have critical conversations about the attack on the Capitol with their learners, peers and within their communities. Resources to help your students Resources for Talking To Students About the Attack on the Capitol Children need a safe place to express their anxiety or worries and seek answers… Read More ›

10 Drivers of Engagement You Can Use Right Now

Whether learning occurs in brick-and-mortar schools or in virtual environments, student engagement drives an impressive array of student outcomes. Eric Toshalis, Senior Director of Impact at KnowledgeWorks, uses research to present and explain ways educators can drive student engagement in their classrooms regardless of whether they are teaching virtually or in-person. Below is a list of resources… Read More ›

Resource Round Up: Project-Based Learning at a Distance

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At first glance, project-based learning (PBL) may seem out of reach during remote learning. Bringing together schools, community members and business partners to engage students in authentic problem-solving may seem daunting. However, with creative adaptations, schools committed to project-based learning are continuing their work. At any school, teachers can embrace best practices and engage students… Read More ›

Strategies for Making Human-Centered Learning a Reality

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Human-centered learning allows people to relate in new ways to education systems, society and the natural environment. In a recent publication, KnowledgeWorks introduces a bold, aspirational vision human-centered learning – for education that enables life-affirming experiences and outcomes for everyone involved in learning systems. The paper looks at the four essential elements of human-centered learning… Read More ›

5 Lessons the Pandemic Has Taught Us About Student Engagement

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The original design of the YARI Project aimed to support a cohort of youth researchers at the intersection — those who are from historically marginalized groups and who also possess learning differences — as they interrogate the education system from the perspective of their lived experiences. By supporting youth with principles of Universal Design for… Read More ›

Researchers of Color Make All the Difference

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Educators across the nation have noticed the success of youth mentoring programs that emphasize the need for mentors who share similar stories as the youth they work with. We at the Center for Youth and Community Leadership in Education (CYCLE) experienced it first-hand this year at the different Youth Action Researchers at the Intersection (YARI)… Read More ›

The Critical Importance of Youth-Led Research

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Youth-led research plays a critical role in advancing student-centered education. It provides the opportunity to elevate student voice and transform an inequitable education system. Research, at its most powerful, combines methodological rigor with the openness to inquire from our lived experiences. Inhabiting this vulnerable place is necessary to provoke us to venture into uncomfortable spaces… Read More ›