Schools encourage students to get good grades, not to learn the knowledge and skills relevant to the disciplines, argues a graduate student and former English/language arts teacher.
Developing new instructional approaches requires teachers to let go of longstanding practices they might have considered successful.
A physics teacher at High Tech High thinks back on his teaching and considers what to do differently.
Education should build character as well as knowledge, and should support social justice to enable people to live together in the 21st century, says a humanities teacher.
A new report by Christopher Dede offers evidence for ways technology can support effective instruction.
Laura Hamilton and Brian Stecher of RAND call for research to develop better measures of competencies like academic tenacity and collaboration, essential skills that are seldom measured in schools.
Summit Public Schools is using new measures to determine whether students have developed "habits of success."
In the second of two posts, writer and educator Kathleen Cushman outlines five additional ways to restructure classrooms to produce powerful learning experiences for all students.
In the first of two posts, writer Kathleen Cushman outlines lessons for restructuring classrooms to create powerful learning experiences for all students.
An accountability system that holds all actors--schools, districts, and states--accountable for ensuring equitable opportunities for learning will ensure students learn the competencies they need to succeed, says Joseph Bishop of the National Opportunity to Learn Campaign.