In the first of two posts, Jal Mehta argues that neither reformers nor traditionalists have all the answers in moving towards deeper learning for all. This post highlights five blind spots of reformers that he thinks are worthy of more open discussion.
How states, districts, and schools can spread and scale student-centered learning through horizontal, vertical, and community-based networks of collaboration.
How competency-based education modernizes the best parts of old apprenticeship/one-room school house and current models to meet the needs of 21st century learners.
A close look at how "personalized learning" in Wisconsin puts students at the center.
By recognizing privilege and getting to know students well, educators can help students develop the competencies they all need to succeed.
Providing students with opportunities to complete real-world projects engages and motivates them and helps them succeed after high school.
A student experiences project-based learning in two different countries.
Why are progressive schools not innovating more?
Deploying a weather balloon engages students in real science and real learning.
Despite the intentions of its advocates, deeper learning has met skepticism from the civil right community.