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...

Extended Learning Opportunities put students' passions and interests at the center of their learning...

Pittsfield Middle High School has been a statewide and national model for anytime, anywhere learning with Extended Learning Opportunities (ELOs).  Whether its early childhood...

Pittsfield Superintendent: District turned schools around with competency-based education

In response to a previous student's letter to the editor of the Concord Monitor, Pittsfield Superintendent John J. Freeman brought attention to the district's...

Rochester begins its second year with performance based assessments

Rochester is one of four New Hampshire school districts beginning the second year of the pilot PACE program, which replaces some standardized testing with locally-based...

New science standards encourage learning through inquiry and experiment

Next Generation Science Standards are replacing traditional science standards in many California school districts, which incorporate engineering and technology into the classroom.

Why asking students for the "right" answer could be limiting learning in your classroom

When a teacher asks the class a question, framing and context matters: in some classrooms, asking for the right answer could be emphasizing performance over...

What is Student Centered Learning?

As New Hampshire transitions to a student-centered learning model, parents are wondering: what exactly is student-centered learning? We break it down here: Student-centered learning is...

Student-centered learning brings creativity to the classroom

In this Maine elementary school, a student demonstrates his learning through a board game he created. Student-centered learning allows children to have voice and choice within...

Student-centered learning in action: Pittsfield Middle High School empowers students

Pittsfield Middle High School has shifted to a student-centered learning model, where students are taught rigorous mastery of academic subjects, but on their own terms...

"Blended learning" fuses technology and traditional classroom instruction to put students at the center...

When used correctly, technology can compliment classroom instruction in a way that helps students take control of their learning under the guidance of their teacher....