Resources

This is a central, searchable resource database that will be added to on an ongoing basis. It includes videos, tools, websites, external research papers, blog posts, and more, which have been gathered by the papers' authors and the larger student-centered learning community to enhance the usefulness of this knowledge base. To submit a resource or subscribe to our newsletter, click here.

Among education researchers, there is a growing consensus that college and career readiness depends on not just academic knowledge and skills but on a wide range of social and developmental competencies, as well—such as the...More
Competency education is attracting significant interest as a promising way to help meet our national priority of ensuring that all young people are ready for college and careers. In competency-based schools, students advance at...More
This reference guide from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation delves deep into the principles of student-centered learning, and explains how they can be implemented to ensure that all students are prepared to succeed in college and beyond.More
A resource bundle to help teachers answer questions like: What is the importance of grit and other key character traits that support learning? How might schools develop and assess them?More
This resource bundle on student and youth voice from What Kids Can Do.More
The Buck Institute for Education is a non-profit organization with a mission to share and create project-based learning (PBL) instructional practices and products for educators.More
This free, 13-page resource guide offers practical tips for putting brain-based learning in action in K-12 classrooms, along with supporting resources including reading lists, videos, and published articles.More
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Sarah-Jayne Blakemore delivers a lively TED talk and recorded interview. She introduces the ways the adolescent brain is different from the adult brain and provides a glimpse at how one leading neuroscientist in the field approaches her work.More
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Two online professional development modules that introduce the theory, principles, and application of Universal Design for Learning.More
This six-part series chronicles how scientists are exploring the recesses of the brain and finding some new explanations for why adolescents behave the way they do.More
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