Reflections and Resources for Educators Facilitating Youth-Led Research

youth led research

After concluding the youth-led research project, YARI, Director of the Youth Development Master’s Program at Rhode Island College, Victoria Restler, sat down to reflect on what educators, mentors and graduate students involved in the project learned from working with youth. What is your biggest takeaway from your involvement and role in the YARI project? I… Read More ›

How to Address Educational Equity: Research-Based Recommendations for Educators

cultural responsiveness and student voice

In the last several months, public school stakeholders raised questions about how schools, classrooms and communities have responded and adapted to the changing health and political landscapes. Today, these questions underscore an ever-growing sense of urgency. Indeed, the ongoing demonstrations in opposition to systemic violence against Black people and the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic… Read More ›

Key Findings from the Culturally Responsive Mastery-Based Education Research Project

culturally responsive

The Culturally Responsive Mastery-Based Education (CR-MBE) project investigated how eight New York City middle and high schools incorporate both culturally responsive education and mastery-based practices. Mastery-based education (MBE) is an approach to education that sets measurable learning goals that students master at their own pace and through personalized pathways to learning. However, on its own,… Read More ›

Enhancing Learning in a Virtual World: Three Tools to Increase Student Engagement and Belonging

engagement and belonging

The transition to digital learning during the pandemic further dismantled an already fragile education system. Resources that would adequately equip students to thrive in the digital world were scarce, especially for our neediest students. Educators were forced to forge ahead and foster meaningful relationships with students and families, while completely rebuilding our education system. Schools… Read More ›

Student researches how historically marginalized students can pursue meaningful careers after high school

career development

Everitt Price is part of the cohort of youth researchers in the Youth Action Researchers at the Intersection project. He researched the question: How can historically marginalized students pursue meaningful paths and healthy careers after high school?” Meet the Student Researcher Everitt Price (he, him) Family members: Mom, grandma and three sisters Favorite song:  Dream On by Aerosmith What would people not know just by looking at you: I can dance. How you… Read More ›

Culturally Responsive Education Hub

Resources for teachers and leaders that capture the power of culturally responsive teaching and tools to become more culturally responsive.

Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) focuses on providing quality education to all students, with curriculum and content reflective of their identities and school environments that are safe and supportive. The Culturally Responsive Education (CRE) Hub provides history, tools and resources to learn about and build the movement for culturally responsive education and ethnic studies. The site… Read More ›

Interactive Educator Competencies

The Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Teaching are designed to be a customizable tool to guide educator development.

← Back to Educator Competencies Interactive Educational Competencies The Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Teaching build on and push beyond the best existing teaching competencies and standards to capture what educators need in order to create and thrive in equitable personalized, learner-centered systems. In this second edition of the Educator Competencies, created by KnowledgeWorks, the Council of Chief… Read More ›

Student and Teacher Agency in Action: the Self-Direction Toolkit Development Process

BEST toolkit

Researchers tell us and employers confirm that individuals who demonstrate the 21st-century skills of self-direction, communication, creativity and collaboration excel in post-secondary and career experiences. So the more schools can support the development of those crucial skills, the more we’ll be ensuring our graduates are successful in both the workplace and college. Figuring out how… Read More ›

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

student racial background

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 ›