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 strategies really work to involve students in their own learning? Discover and share ideas.
Programs like Hands On Technologies, Villa Monte, and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship demonstrate the positive outcomes of letting children choose their own learning paths.
Consider using autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance as practical classroom strategies to reinforce the intrinsic motivation students need for making the most of their learning.
Check out these questions to guide you in reflecting on how much the learning environment you have designed promotes student voice and choice.
Students engage more passionately when trying to answer a question that interests them. Here are ten opening questions that have inspired this kind of learning.
Keeping students captivated and ready to learn is no small task. Here's a list of articles, videos, and other resources that offer strategies and advice for keeping them engaged in learning.
Improve your grasp of instructional design by looking at five game design dynamics and applying them to how you build curriculum and run your class.
When students created a toolkit to help their peers break the system of bullying, their passion drove effective collaboration on a thoughtful, high-quality product.
In schools and at home, journaling is often a solo experience. See what happens when students in a middle school art class start collaboratively working in each other's sketch journals.
A quick look at game modalities can help you approach game-based learning via single- or multiplayer, one-time or persistent, game or simulation . . .
The mindset for game-based learning begins with setting up student expectations for recognition and reward. And remember, this isn't about grades (at least not directly).
Middle school ELA teacher Laura Bradley describes how the National Novel Writing Month Project turned her eighth-graders into motivated, inspired novelists.
Welcome to Brightworks, an independent school that functions as an open laboratory of hands-on engagement with teachers and students as partners in discovery.
Edutopia revisits Indianapolis's Key Learning Community to see how things have changed since our first look in 2001.
Teachers become learning designers when given the space to collaborate by (among other things) cultivating trust, keeping it simple, and ensuring that it's student relevant.
Students are more likely to engage in learning if you present the material in the context of a story conveying emotions that they can understand.
Computer teacher and blogger Mary Beth Hertz recommends some of her favorite books for some holiday reading.
Blogger Dominick Recckio surveyed his fellow high school students to determine the benefits of completing homework and the strategies for making these assignments meaningful and manageable.
High school humanities teacher Joshua Block shares the six strategies he's using this year to engage his students more deeply in their learning.
Guest blogger Courtney Boddie of the New Victory Theater offers a lesson plan to implement the Common Core ELA standards through creative play with the narrative possibilities of reimagining a classic fairytale.