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Reflection and accountability at center of student-led conferences in Pittsfield

Pittsfield Middle High School uses student-led conferences to engage parents in students' self-reflection and goal setting.

Pittsfield’s alternative discipline program gains national attention

Pittsfield's restorative justice program teaches students the meaning of conflict resolution, while teaching them empathy and holding them accountable to their peers.

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...

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...

How states can help districts implement student-centered learning models in their schools

Legislators and school board members can help districts that want to follow in the footsteps of New Hampshire's innovative schools, like Pittsfield Middle High School--which incorporates a student centered learning model--achieve their personalized learning goals.

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...

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...

Pittsfield Middle High School "keeping students at the center" of learning

When Pittsfield Middle High School, a combination middle-high school just north of Concord, decided to pursue a student-centered learning model in 2008, they discovered...