Teachers at Work—Six Exemplars of Everyday Practice


This report summarizes interviews with teachers, students, and administrators and observed them at work—in classrooms, teams, exhibitions, and the community—and outlines a collection of core elements that came to the fore. It goes on to name the elements from the vantage point of practitioners who enact them daily—who may be unaware of their research base but are acute observers of their visible impact.

Taking the reader inside six high schools widely regarded as exemplars of deep student learning, the authors unpack teaching practices and school structures at the heart of student-centered learning. Findings reveal commonalities among the schools, especially in allowing teachers to hone their craft through “daily acts of invention.”

Source Organization: Students at the Center

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