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January 31, 2019

Feedback Loops Lead the Way to Mastery

Elementary students and their teacher reflect on getting feedback from experts, in support of growing as a learner.

November 09, 2018

Building Writing Skills, Fostering Agency: The National Writing Project's Student Using Sources Tool

Teachers helped the National Writing Project develop and test a peer-review tool designed to help students improve their evidence-based arguments in writing.

October 11, 2018

Co-Designing Learning WITH Students: A Snapshot at Souhegan High School

Students, a teacher, and administrators at Souhegan High School in New Hampshire share their perspectives on redesigning a research paper into a student-driven learning project.

October 10, 2018

State Assessment Results: Go Low or Go High?

State assessment data can be used to limit student opportunities or expand them. Promoting continuous improvement can make the difference.

September 12, 2018

Is School a Competition?

For students, there exists a 'relevance gap' between the learning in school and the learning in life--caused in a large part by creating conditions that feel very much like a competition between and among students. Yet having a stark 'winners and losers' mindset won't lead them toward future success.

September 05, 2018

Assessment for Deeper Learning: Reclaiming the Power of Assessment

We as educators need to reclaim assessment. Specifically, we need to do a better job of answering the following three essential questions so that everyone understands the vital role that assessment plays in learning and teaching.

August 09, 2018

Moving from Passive to Active Learning: Four Ways to Overcome Student Resistance

When we ask our students to adapt to a more complex, self-directed, self-regulated approach, we're often going against their very beliefs about how people learn. Here are four solutions to the most significant barriers to active learning.

July 23, 2018

Developing Replacement Behaviors for Traditional Measures

We need to shift the conversation about the value of test scores toward the development and communication of replacement behaviors, which empower learners to regularly demonstrate their level of proficiency.

July 17, 2018

How Does a Feedback Loop Encourage a Culture of Learning Conversation in the Classroom?

Based on our conversations with teachers, here are some key takeaways in creating a culture of conversation around feedback.

July 13, 2018

Creating Space

If we want good things to happen in K-12 education, we have to create space for them. And creating space isn't easy.

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