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
The Power of Non-Linear Thinking
As we discussed in part 1, the skill map identifies the constellation of skills a middle school math student should learn and how those skills relate to one another. The skill map is the foundation of Teach to One: Math, outlining the possible learning progressions
New report seeks to define and analyze personalized learning efforts.
A new report released last week by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the RAND Corporation marks one of the first attempts to define and analyze the impacts of personalized learning. “Early Progress: Interim Research on Personalized Learning” is
Why Operational Design is the Secret Sauce of Personalization.
If you were to ask us about the organizations that inspired our early days of School of One, you’d hear about pioneering educational organizations, transformative technology companies, and… Whole Foods. Not because of their organizational values or their fresh produce or
What characteristics we look for in a Teach to One school partner.
New Classrooms partners with schools—traditional district-run, public charters, and independents schools—that choose to replace their traditional, textbook-based math program with Teach to One.
Unlike a textbook publisher or technology vendor, we partner with schools throughout the school year,
How Teach to One is helping educators personalize learning and increase student motivation.
When Aaron Kaswell first began teaching seven years ago, he immediately recognized the magnitude of the challenge facing him. His school-issued textbooks were written for sixth grade children and he possessed an in-depth knowledge of the middle
Designing a Middle School Mathematics Skill Map to Enable Personalized Learning
In Teach to One, every day students receive a customized schedule matching them with the specific skill they are ready to learn, the best learning modality for that student and skill, the best location in the learning center, a
Five years after the launch of School of One, we reflect on 25 key lessons.
Five years ago, while part of the New York City Department of Education, we led a team to launch School of One at a middle school in Manhattan. For five weeks, approximately 80 students attended