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.

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Using Needs Assessments to Drive School and District Improvement

Julie Corbett Sam Redding

This guide describes the core components for developing and administering needs assessments, a critical step to guide any school or… Read More »


Fire Up Your Class With Student-Interest Surveys

Rebecca Alber

This practical article gives advice on how to keep content fresh and relevant and nurture student voice in the classroom.… Read More »

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Culturally Responsive Positive Behavioral Support Matters

Aydin Bal, Kathleen King Thorius, Elizabeth Kozlesk

This report, developed by Equity Alliance, discusses ways to make the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) model more culturally responsive.… Read More »

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Facing History and Ourselves

Facing History and Ourselves

Facing History and Ourselves’s shares innovative approaches to civics, social studies, humanities, and language arts education, designed to increase student… Read More »


Effective (Teacher-Centered) Coaching

Joanna Burt-Kinderman

This blog, written by a math teacher and coach, and a member of the Better Math Teaching Network, discusses the importance… Read More »


Why ‘Unlearning’ Old Habits Is An Essential Step For Innovation

Leah Shaffer

This article explores Beaver Country Day School, a private 6-12 school in Massachusetts’, experience with the idea of “unlearning”– creating new… Read More »


Informing Progress Insights on Personalized Learning Implementation and Effects

John Pane, Elizabeth Steiner, Matthew Baird, Laura Hamilton, and Joseph Pane

This report and accompanying research brief, written by the RAND Corporation and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, synthesizes… Read More »


New Hampshire Teachers Build New Ways to Measure Deeper Learning

Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

This article explores the successes of a pilot group of New Hampshire districts, as they move from standardized testing to… Read More »


Student-Centered Learning: Functional Requirements for Integrated Systems to Optimize Learning

Elizabeth Glowa and Jim Goodell

This paper illustrates the technical requirements and functionalities that learning management systems need to shift toward student-centered instructional models. This… Read More »


Relationships First: Creating Connections that Help Young People Thrive

Eugene Roehlkepartain, Kent Pekel, Amy Syvertsen, Jenna Sethi, Theresa Sullivan, & Peter Scales

This report looks at the importance of building strong relationships to create a thriving student-centered culture. It includes an overview… Read More »

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