Anyone who’s tried to master a complicated task—such as preparing the perfect coq a vin to impress your dinner guests—knows there’s a disconnect between instruction and execution. You could have the greatest cookbook in the world, but conquering a difficult new recipe means trying, failing, changing your approach, and trying
New Classrooms is excited to work with the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation to identify exceptional students who may be a great fit for the Young Scholars Program.
A selective 5-year pre-college scholarship for high-performing middle school students with financial need, it is the largest scholarship of its kind in the nation.
There’s nothing typical about teaching and learning in the reimagined classroom.
For students in traditional classrooms across the country (and around the globe), the school day can look very similar. Whether in Calgary, Mexico City, or Washington, DC, students shuffle through hallways towards their next class, where they sit in
Rethinking how students experience skills to increase engagement and accelerate learning
The Relentless March of the Classroom Unit
If you’ve been a student in the last 100 years, you are familiar with the “Unit” as the primary way learning new skills is divided and organized. The Unit—as in “Class, in
How can blended learning help teachers personalize the education experience for every student?
Lately, it seems like more and more educators and education innovators are talking about the concept of blended learning: a blend of traditional and virtual learning to give students learning opportunities and experiences they did not have
Editor’s Note: On January 12, NPR Education published a story about the implementation of Teach to One: Math at I.S. 228, a middle school in Brooklyn, NY and New Classrooms’ longest standing school partner. Dominick D’Angelo, principal at I.S. 228, wrote the following response to NPR’s “Meet the Classroom of
Learning through discussion and debate in student collaboration modalities
Students often learn and retain knowledge best when they talk through concepts and problem-solving strategies. Effective collaboration skills are also predictive of college success, and an important part of middle school development. As students move beyond middle and high school and
Unleashing high achievers’ motivation and passion for learning with personalized learning.
While the rhetoric of personalized learning often focuses on the needs of helping students fill pre-grade-level gaps in knowledge, tailoring instruction to students’ unique needs also means unleashing high achieving students. In traditional classrooms, teachers are often assigned a