Preparing Students for a Project-Based World

Preparing Students for a Project-Based World

Authored by Bonnie Lathram, Bob Lenz and Tom Vander Ark Download the Publication Download the Student Quick Start Guide In the paper, Preparing Students for a Project-Based World, released jointly by Getting Smart and Buck Institute for Education (BIE), we explore equity, economic realities, student engagement and instructional and school design in the preparation of all students for college, career and citizenship.

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

Amidst the discussions about content standards, curriculum and teaching strategies, it’s easy to lose sight of the big goals behind education, like giving students tools to deepen their quantitative and qualitative understanding of the world. Teaching for understanding has always been a challenge, which is why Harvard’s Project Zero has been trying to figure out how great teachers do it.

How to Create a Culture For Valuable Learning

Sir Ken Robinson: How to Create a Culture For Valuable Learning

There are still many disagreements about how to improve the education system so that children graduate with the skills and dispositions they will need to succeed in life. Education reform discussions often center on how to tweak existing mechanisms, but what if the system itself is creating the problems educators and policymakers are trying to solve?

Parents: 19 Meaningful Questions You Should Ask Your Child’s Teacher

Parents: 19 Meaningful Questions You Should Ask Your Child’s Teacher

Terry Heick founder/director at teachthought. humanist. technologist. futurist. macro thinker extraordinaire. Back-to-school content is usually focused on teachers and students, and as these two groups will have the largest workload ahead of them, that makes sense. But for students, the ultimate support system is not an expert teacher, but an informed and supportive family.

6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning

6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning

This blog and infographic first published on Cafe Quill. Blended learning is one of the fastest growing sectors of education. It is estimated that more than four million K-12 students participate in some kind of online schooling, such as taking an online class in their conventional public school, attending a blended learning program or enrolling in a completely virtual charter school.

The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement

The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement

Excerpted from “Four-Dimensional Education: The Competencies Learners Need to Succeed,” by Charles Fadel, Bernie Trilling and Maya Bialik. The following is from the section, “Metacognition-Reflecting on Learning Goals, Strategies, and Results.” Metacognition, simply put, is the process of thinking about thinking.