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What do the 1950’s Air Force and some school classrooms have in common?

In the 1950’s, the Air Force realized performance results for pilots were improved when they stopped designing for "average" but made jet cockpits adjustable....

Deeper Learning: What We Know So Far

What is deeper learning? How can it help students become engaged in their own learning and development? Getting Smart featured an overview, including research...

NH school once in crisis, now a national model for student-centered learning

Pittsfield Middle High School has undergone a significant transformation over the past several years. Facing a 40% reduction in enrollment, reduced funding, and low...
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ELOs help to personalize learning and provide more opportunities in small rural schools

Extended Learning Opportunities allow students to earn class credit and meet learning competencies through personalized experiences that often take place outside of the classroom. As...

Community engagement and student voice transformed this Pittsfield school

Pittsfield Middle High School has transformed from one of New Hampshire's lowest performing schools to a national model for school-community partnerships and student-centered learning....

The 3 essentials of competency-based learning: progression, opportunity, support

Competency-based learning could hold the key to helping students succeed by using their strengths to show what they know.
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Manchester schools highlight innovations in learning to national commission of state legislators

The National Conference of State Legislatures' Student-Centered Learning Commission visited several Manchester schools to observe innovations in learning first hand, like competency-based education, online...

Commitment to 21st century skills at Sanborn Regional School District makes national news

New Hampshire has recommended that schools make 21st century skills like communication, collaboration, creativity and self-direction part of the regular curriculum. Educators call them "work study practices" and many schools have woven them into their curricula. EdSurge looks closely at how the Sanborn Regional School District has done it.
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Are we designing learning experiences that are aligned with how the brain is wired...

When we think of school, many of us picture a classroom with desks, a blackboard, and a teacher at the front of the room....

Navigating Our Way: Respecting and Supporting All Pathways to Success

As Seymour and Sylvie grow up, they learn about and opt for two different pathways through learning and life. Neither path is better –...