Strategies from K-12 schools, districts, and programs that are dramatically improving the learning process.
We share evidence- and practitioner-based learning strategies that empower you to improve K-12 education.
What needs are emerging and being identified? How are forward-thinking educators meeting them? Follow the early adopters here.
Desire to learn and effective experimentation characterize the whole child approach, requiring a whole culture to extend these conditions into schooling and adult life.
Personalized learning means student agency, defining curriculum by real-life skills, defining learning expectations, encouraging self-knowledge, and teachers getting to know their students as people.
To educate students for 21st-century careers, educators should be using real-world case studies, embracing complexity, practicing empathy, integrating technology, and encouraging reflection.
Research shows that positive expectations will influence performance positively. Start modeling excellence, celebrating small victories, and refusing to accept failure -- and watch what happens.
Here are six ways to prepare students for their future, including the ability to collaborate, evaluate information accuracy, and make every day a learning experience.
Two films and a book about educational change illustrate the pitfalls of top-down initiatives and the magic of everyday stakeholders getting a chance to make a difference.
Online 3D scans give students close-up views of historical artifacts and natural wonders, all without the cost and tactical considerations of a field trip.
With love for teaching and hope for the future, Vicki Davis reviews the year in U.S. education, from increasing societal pressures to exciting technologies and positive practices.
By locating the right tool and building data collection into your routine, you can easily have the formative assessment data you need for responding to student understanding.
Watch a selection of our most popular videos this year, exploring student-driven learning, the best methods for assessment, and social and emotional education.
This year's popular ed tech trends included 3D printing, iPad add-ons, tools to enhance flipped learning, collaborative approaches for 1:1 classrooms, and more PLN-friendly networking tools.
Let's engage students in cognitive apprenticeships, help them practice the tenets of good citizenship, and encourage them to construct their own understanding of the world.
Seymour Papert, a distinguished professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is among a growing group of scholars who support project-based learning.
Implementing Common Core English in middle school is going to be a challenge. Here, blogger Matt Davis curates some of the best resources online that can help update existing content.
Guest blogger Glenn Whitman, Director of the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning, suggests a scientific approach to manageable homework: students should do it without interruption, and schools shouldn't assign too much of it.
New York's School of the Future shares their assessment plans and rubrics, classroom projects, schedules, web links, and other resources to help you implement "authentic" assessment today.
Students learn better when their "thinking" includes thinking about the material plus how to dig in, break it apart, understand it, and build on that.
John Maeda, President of Rhode Island School of Design, makes a convincing case for adding art to the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics curriculum - and turning STEM into STEAM.
Libraries become a different kind of learning destination when schools reimagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration.