Learning Environments

Learning Environments

Building Personalized Learning Environments

By Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey

The idea of creating environments that are learner-centered sounds attractive. However, developing a culture around learners and building systems to support learner-centered environments takes time and a process. Most teachers join the teaching profession to make a difference in children’s lives...

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Creating Learning Environments that Work for Kids

Hilary Dack and Carol Ann Tomlinson, Ed.D.

Marie was the kind of pre-service teacher who believed that, in her future classroom, anything would be possible — and who made you believe it, too. We taught Marie in a class on differentiated instruction during her last semester of coursework before she began her teaching career. The following...

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Dual Enrollment: A Pathway to College and Career Readiness

By Donna James, Laura Lefkowits and Robin Hoffman

In the 21st century, the need to prepare students for success in college and career cannot be understated. Countless researchers and pundits have pointed out the challenges faced by those without a high level of knowledge and skills when it comes to competing in the global marketplace...

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Teaching for the Future: Creating the Teaching Profession that 21st-Century Students Deserve

By Barnett Berry

In America, the debates over teachers and their profession have been raucous, especially of late. But the struggles (over who enters teaching, how they are prepared, and how they are paid) are anchored in 20th-century policies based on 19th-century principles of student learning.

Many...

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