Discover how students can drive their own learning through Genius Hour, 20% Time, personalized PBL, and other passion-based strategies facilitating student voice and choice.
- Tapping into preschoolers’ natural curiosity helps teachers foster an early interest in science, technology, engineering, and math.
- Play-based learning helps engage elementary students in their education and has cognitive, physical, social, and emotional benefits.
- Out-of-school experiences for high schoolers foster purpose and belonging.
- Every teacher already has the tools to differentiate in powerful ways for all learners.
- Student-designed electives put kids' passions at the forefront of their learning.
- A teacher shares what she did and what she learned when she implemented Genius Hour in her fifth-grade class.
- Educators take on the role of guides and motivate students to direct their own learning.
- Students learn skills like maintaining inventory, marketing, and scheduling while working in a cafe as part of a business class.
- Twice a year, students and teachers in Eminence, Kentucky, collaborate for three days on meaningful projects that serve their community.
- Watch students take charge of their project-based learning, by creating their own learning goals and identifying resources beyond their teacher.
- A second-grade teacher explains how she got rid of mandatory homework—and the surprising results she found when she did.
- When students care about an assignment, they're willing to take greater risks and are more likely to excel in their product.
- These high school students get a 15-minute recess every day––and teachers praise the benefits.
- Give your students a chance to follow their own interests with projects that meet state standards.
- Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber offers up five ways to inspire more student-centered learning in your classroom.