The Teacher’s Role in Independent Learning

The Teacher’s Role in Independent Learning

This article was originally published on EdWeek’s Next Generation Learning in Action Blog. 
What do you think of when you hear independent learning?
Many people imagine students on laptops. But when integrated with a holistic personalized learning model that includes multiple learning modalities, it can be much more than

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Teacher as Director: Four Questions to Promote Small Group Collaboration

Teacher as Director: Four Questions to Promote Small Group Collaboration

This article was originally published on EdWeek’s Next Generation Learning in Action Blog.
Poke your head into any school around the country and you are likely to see students working in small groups. Why do educators see small group collaboration as a model to facilitate learning?
Small groups help

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Going From Neighbors to Roomies: Establishing a Positive Culture in a Shared Space

Going From Neighbors to Roomies: Establishing a Positive Culture in a Shared Space

When transitioning to personalized learning models such as Teach to One, one of the biggest shifts for teachers is going from being neighbors to roommates. In traditional classroom models, teachers typically teach their own students in their own classrooms. Now, we’re asking them to knock down their walls–literally and figuratively–and

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Algebra Foundations for High School

Algebra Foundations for High School

The Algebra Challenge
High schools across the country struggle with incoming freshman who aren’t ready for the rigors of algebra. Achieving algebra proficiency is a critical baseline. It enables students to go on to master geometry and Algebra II coursework as well as higher level high school math. Being unprepared

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Deeper Learning Through Multiple Modalities

Deeper Learning Through Multiple Modalities

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

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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Provides Scholarships for Middle School Students

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Provides Scholarships for Middle School Students

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.

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A Student’s Day in Teach to One: Math

A Student’s Day in Teach to One: Math

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

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Creating Cohesion: From Units to Stories

Creating Cohesion: From Units to Stories

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

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Master Teachers Share Best Practices for Blended Learning

Master Teachers Share Best Practices for Blended Learning

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

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