Diverse gifts and talents emerge when students engage in deeper learning, argues the director of High Tech Middle Chula Vista.
A high school humanities teacher suggests ways for deep learners to stay alive while developing "college prep" skills.
A charter school network brings all of its teachers together for a week of intensive professional development, with great results.
A study group of state board members outlines policy recommendations for increasing student engagement in learning.
The most striking examples of deep learning occur when teachers invest time to reinforce key habits in depth, says Kathleen Cushman.
Leaders of New Visions for Public Schools take the concept of "grit" and apply to it to schools, and show it is critical for success.
Workplace experiences can help students develop the cognitive, interpersonal, and intrapersonal competencies they need in the future, says Nancy Hoffman of Jobs for the Future.
A survey of 100,000 teachers in 34 countries suggests ways schools can structure teacher learning to support improved instruction, write Dion Burns and Linda Darling-Hammond of SCOPE.
Linda Darling-Hammond proposes changes to the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act to support systems of assessment that enhance learning.
Improving civics learning takes active engagement with pressing issues, not a multiple-choice citizenship test.