Don’t lose sight of the true purpose of classroom tech tools

Using technology shouldn't pull focus away from the real goal of class time: deeper learning.

Empowering students to become active participants in their education

One of the pillars of student centered learning is encouraging students to "own" their learning goals, meaning that they become active participants in their...

This Maine teacher shows how multiple chances to demonstrate competency can be a learning...

Courtney Belolan, a teacher and teaching coach in Maine's RSU 2 school district, which serves communities north of Augusta, explains how student-centered learning can...

Building writing skills by giving students more and better feedback

What's the best way to improve student writing and literacy skills? Most educators would say practice. Encouraging students to write in a variety of...

Student-centered assessments put learners’ strengths first

In the Maine classrooms of RSU 2, the school districts serving several communities near Augusta, instructional coach Courtney Belolan helps teachers use a different...

Not your average summer school: Pittsfield Middle High School offers engaging, exciting summer learning...

Summer school usually gives students a feeling of angst. But Pittsfield Middle High School, in its commitment to anytime, anywhere learning, has transformed the idea...

Next Gen Science Standards in the classroom: Integrating crosscutting science disciplines in a high...

Kentucky science teacher Tricia Shelton integrates the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) into her curriculum by having students design a science project that combines life...

Public schools work with local universities to implement NGSS strategies into existing curriculum

Seattle and Renton Public Schools are partnering with the University of Washington to implement the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) into their existing curriculum...

Blended Learning 101: How to implement blended learning models in your classroom

The Relay Graduate School of Education is offering a free online module on how teachers can implement blended learning concepts into their everyday teaching,...

Leading with a question: Inquiry-based learning at Pittsfield Middle High School

In this Pittsfield Middle High School English class, students ask: why am I here? Teacher Jenny Wellington guides students through the unit, challenging students...