At Making Community Connections Charter Schools (MC2) in Manchester and Keene, students are put in the driver’s seat of their learning experience. In a piece authored by The Hetchinger Report, Kim Carter–former NH Teacher of the Year and MC2’s Chief Education Officer–explains how personalized learning motivates students and prepares them for […]
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Trust students and teachers to define their own approach to learning: Ted Dintersmith talks about re-imagining education
The Washington Post featured Ted Dintersmith, father of two, venture capitalist, author of Most Likely to Succeed and executive producer of the documentary by the same name to discuss the film and his thoughts on the future of education. He’ll be in New Hampshire in late October to meet with schools […]
Where skill, knowledge, and motivation meet is where schools should focus on teaching, according to an article in The New York Times. And that’s exactly what New Hampshire schools are doing by coming together with their communities to talk about how to prepare students for life in the 21st century, where […]
NPR featured an article about Sal Khan–the founder of the online Khan Academy–and his Silicon Valley school’s innovative work with personalized learning. At this elite, $25,000 per-year school, students are grouped by “independence level” rather than age, craft attainable daily and long-term goals, and have a voice in what goes […]
We need to find ways to leverage the emotional aspects of learning in education.
Ed Week featured a story about how student led conferences completely changed the culture of a historically disadvantaged Detroit high school, but all schools can take a lesson on how putting students in charge helps them thrive.
By letting go of definitions, schools can find ways to personalize their classrooms that work on their terms.
Student-centered learning means supporting learners, making student work practical, and integrating student passions and interests into the classroom. That was the focus of a recent national conference of education innovators in Boston, wrote The Modesto Bee.
“It is literally neurobiologically impossible to think deeply about things that you don’t care about.”
Graduation rates are at an all time high, that doesn’t mean that more kids are prepared for life after graduation, writes Nellie Mae President and CEO Nick Donohue for NPR affiliate WBUR.