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April 18, 2014

No One Has a Monopoly on Deeper Learning

In this post, Jal Mehta begins to map the landscape of deeper learning. He argues that seeing progressive or project-based schools as "deeper" and "no excuses" schools as shallower is not the right way to see the world; both have strengths and weaknesses that are the inverse of one another. He also suggests that much deeper learning happens outside of core disciplinary classes in extra-curriculars and electives, because these spheres induct students into gradually deeper understandings of how their practices work. Implications for traditional schools and core disciplinary classes are also discussed.

April 07, 2014

Getting Off the Train in Italy

Rather than take a whirlwind tour through the curriculum, students need time to stop and explore ideas in depth.

March 14, 2014

What Do the Walls Say?

Displaying student work can start a conversation about what quality work looks like and how to get there.

March 10, 2014

Education, Expanded

A high school connects students' passions and curiosity with the content of the curriculum.

February 22, 2014

Student Leadership: Fostering True Change

What skills and knowledge does it take to go from learning about the world to making a difference in the world? Two Cincinnati teachers tell us about one change they made in their teaching to help their students make this transformation.

February 20, 2014

Project-Based Learning Finds a Champion in New Documentary

The new documentary "If You Build It" features two teachers going without salary for a year while working with students to construct a farmers market.

February 18, 2014

Global Partnerships: 5 Steps to Success

A virtual exchange, or a project done in collaboration with global peers using technology, gives youth an opportunity to build friendships and mutual understanding across countries. It takes time, planning, and patience, however, to build partnerships for effective global project-based learning. These five steps outline the most important things to know for finding, building, and strengthening partnerships with global peers to lead to a successful and meaningful project exchange experience.

January 11, 2014

Sprouting Ideas: Integrate Global Agriculture Into Teaching

Previously, we shared how food production and distribution is—and has for centuries—been a global issue. Today's blog post is dedicated to putting those ideas to practice in the classroom.

November 01, 2013

Five Steps to Encourage Global Citizenship

Five things any afterschool program can do to give youth the global experiences they need to thrive in an interconnected world.

October 02, 2013

To Boldly Go Where Few Students Have Gone Before ...

Project-based learning that's literally out of this world.

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