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October 25, 2016

In Praise of Uncertainty

True knowledge is created when facts call students' beliefs and understanding into question, says Jal Mehta.

August 23, 2016

What Vacationing With a Five- and Three-Year-Old Taught Me About Teaching and Learning

Time off with his children showed Jal Mehta that the best education is responsive to children's needs and connected to the world around them.

August 19, 2016

Students as Leaders of Their Character Education

At an EL Education school in Maine, a cooperative effort to develop Habits of Work and Learning created broad ownership for school goals.

August 17, 2016

Developing Competence and Character Through a Culture of Challenge and Choice

An English teacher at an EL Education school shows how students can develop a belief in themselves and their abilities through their engagement with challenging work.

August 12, 2016

Improving Literacy With Improvement Science

At High Tech Middle School, two humanities teachers analyzed data on student performance and developed a strategy to help students make connections in reading. Student engagement and meaningful education ensued.

August 08, 2016

Internships Aren't All About Careers

A student at High Tech High North County discovers that an internship can be a great learning experience and develop skills that will serve her well in whatever career she chooses.

August 04, 2016

Preparing Students for Portfolio Defense to Build Agency

At Envision schools, strong relationships, a college-going culture, and project-based learning prepare students for their culminating portfolio defense, which builds their agency.

July 25, 2016

In Teaching and Assessment, Prudence Might Not Be a Virtue

The urgency of deepening student learning might outweigh the need for "gold-standard" research on hard-to-teach and hard-to-measure skills, says Rafael Heller of Jobs for the Future.

July 01, 2016

Personalizing Learning and Opening Doors of Opportunity

Adam Carter of Summit Public Schools describes how that school network personalizes learning for each student--and offers examples of what that looks like.

June 22, 2016

Watching 4th Grade English Learners 'Go Deep': Part 2

Kathleen Cushman describes how the culminating exhibition of a social justice project gave fourth grade English learners a deep understanding of their history and culture.

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