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What Student-Centered Learning Looks Like at My School

July 26, 2017 | Student Achievement

As a principal of Luella Middle School, I’ve seen the difference it makes when students are the drivers of their own learning. Our school district in Henry County, Georgia, is implementing student-centered learning across the district with a strong focus on student agency. At Luella, student-centered learning means students choose…

Straight from Educators: What Makes Great Schools Tick

July 26, 2017 | Professional Development

Teachers have an up-close view of schools in action—and they have firsthand knowledge of how the systems within a school can help them and their students succeed. That’s why we asked a group of teachers and teacher-leaders for their thoughts on what these systems mean to them and how leaders…

A Teacher Talks About the Importance of Giving Students Agency in Their Learning

July 26, 2017 | Student Achievement

Meet Ben Owens. Ben is a charismatic teacher-leader who aspires to instill his passion for math and physics in his students. He has seen how shifting the attention from his voice to his students’ voices can lead to higher levels of engagement and performance in the classroom. In this video,…

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Q&A: Connected Professional Learning in Practice

July 26, 2017 | Professional Development

Leaders in successful school systems know that professional learning is more powerful when it’s connected with and embedded within a teacher’s everyday work, such as understanding the curriculum and planning lessons that engage students. Igniting the Learning Engine, a recent report from Education Resource Strategies, spotlights school systems that are…