Bringing the Four Principles Together

Welcome to the Resources page! Here, you will find high-quality educational materials that have been selected by the Students at the Center team.

Learn more about our vetting process here. Our curation process is ongoing so let us know what we should include.

Article/Blog, Bibliography

Inspire Self-Directed Learning

Willian Tolley

This article, written by an educator, shares ideas for nurturing self-directed learning in the classroom. It lays out four steps,… Read More »


Pioneering the New Way of Learning: Learner Agency and Opportunity

David Clark, Natasha Taylor

This article introduces a framework that explores learner agency and student motivation. The article is written by two students from… Read More »

Brief, Video

The Role of Noncognitive Factors in Student Success

University of Chicago Consortium on School Research

This short research brief and accompanying video, produced by the UChicago Consortium on School Research, highlight some of the big ideas from… Read More »


Leadership Competencies for Learner-Centered, Personalized Education

To develop and support effective leaders in education today, we must renew and refocus our attention on learning and the… Read More »


Moving Forward: Stories from the Field

Explore Examples of Student-Centered Learning in Action in New England One of our goals at Students at the Center HubRead More »


How Maker Mindsets Can Be An Easy Fit For Rural Schools

Leah Shaffer

This article explores how rural schools are adapting to the maker movement in ways that are unique to their rural… Read More »


How to Artfully Enroll Parents in Learner-Centered Transformation

Marie Watson

This article from the Principal of Red Bank Elementary School in South Carolina, shares successes and failures the school faced while… Read More »


Digital Promise Research Map

Digital Promise

This database managed by Digital Promise brings together thousands of research articles on key education practices. The database is searchable and… Read More »

Article/Blog, Research

How to Combine Rigor with Engagement

Sarah Fine, Jal Mehta

This article, written by two prominent researchers in the deeper learning world, offers solutions and strategies to the question “How… Read More »


To Engage Students and Teachers, Treat Core Subjects Like Extracurriculars

Leah Shaffer

This article shares varied examples from schools across the country that have implemented a project-based learning model in which core… Read More »

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