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July 30, 2014

'Unlearning' and 'Mirroring': Transforming Instruction

A research project finds that an online community provides effective professional development to enable teachers to teach AP classes in greater depth.

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.

March 06, 2014

'I Know It's Good 'Cause I Practiced It'

A classroom lesson shows the importance of having students assess their work against "real" standards of excellence.

March 05, 2014

The Importance of Critical Optimism

Researchers find that that the best way to get more people to teach or lead for deeper learning was for them to experience deeper learning themselves.

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