How to Choose Words That Motivate Students During Online Learning

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In order to foster engagement and motivation, online learning experiences need to be framed in a way that allows students to take ownership of their learning. This article explains ways teachers can make a big impact on student learning just by re-framing how they instruct their lessons and assignments. It offers an explicit example of… Read More ›

Lesson Study: Exploring the Impact of Student-Centered Learning on Mathematics

Lesson Study Webinar: Exploring the Impact of Student-Centered Learning on Mathematics. Register Now. October 13, 2020. 4 PM EST / 1 PM EST

As remote learning becomes part of our new reality due to COVID-19, it is critical that schools set up structures to address the challenges and inequities that occur with online education. Now, more than ever, we need systems that support collaborative inquiry so teachers can test and refine practices that center student thinking, support deeper learning and build students’… Read More ›

Providence Students Use Data to Participate in System Change

Beyoncé and many others have said, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” This is particularly true during the myriad crises presented by our current pandemic. But even before COVID-19, way back in the summer of 2019, it was all lemons for educators in Providence, RI. A blistering report from the Johns Hopkins Institute told… Read More ›

Learning Revolution/Reinventing Schools Weekly Series

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This is a hub for daily online presentations, conferences, and events for educators. A set of time-zone-based calendars list all available sessions as they are scheduled on a rolling basis. The sessions will also be recorded and available to watch for free. The call for proposals is continually open. Presentation acceptances will be made on… Read More ›

Equity Resources for Student-Centered Teaching & Learning

Based upon four principles of student-centered learning and the strategies outlined in Critical Practices for Anti-Bias Education, the following list of resources was compiled to support educators serving our nation’s students, especially those who are traditionally marginalized. Many practices promote equity and support diversity in the classroom. Educators across the country are working to address… Read More ›

The Power of Place: Authentic Learning Through Place-Based Education

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Place-based education (PBE) is an immersive learning experience that places students in local heritage, cultures, landscapes, opportunities, and experiences, using these as a foundation for the study of language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and other subjects across the curriculum. PBE is also a natural complement to personalized and project-based learning. This webinar will explore… Read More ›

Not a Normal Convening but What’s Normal Anyway?

The Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative hosted its bi-annual grantee convening May 7-8. Our original plans were to meet in Philadelphia and visit with student activists and educators, but like so many of us are doing these days, we shifted everything to virtual. We met on screens rather than in rooms. We connected over Wi-Fi rather… Read More ›

Educating All Learners Resource Database

This database was created to help schools ensure the continuity of special education services during remote instruction and to spotlight best practices for schools and educators. The site was created by an alliance of national education organizations committed to the success of students with disabilities. The database includes lists of tools, tricks and resources for… Read More ›

Supporting LGBTQ+ Students During and After School Closures

During school closures, some LGBTQ+ students may be even more vulnerable. In this article, Kimm Topping, an educator and consultant for the Safe Schools Program in Massachusetts, offers practical suggestions to support LGBTQ+ students at home. It also explores how to continue this support once schools reopen. This article offers advice that will be relevant… Read More ›

10 Questions for Equity Advocates to Ask About Distance Learning

This report from Digital Promise and Education Trust explores the biggest equity challenges that districts face from school closures due to COVID-19. The report outlines each of 10 challenges and offers suggestions to address them. The report discusses challenges related to continued online learning that may occur through the summer and into the next school… Read More ›