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.

This lesson plan introduces students to adolescent brain research and the implications of such research on societal rules and responsibilities for this age group.More
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Data Use for Improved Learning provides information and strategies related to several types of assessments, including an extensive section on formative assessment.More
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Edutopia website connects educators to a large number of comprehensive assessment resources, including articles, discussions, videos, tip sheets, and guides that delve into the benefits and challenges of a variety of assessment types.More
Neuroscience & the Classroom: Making Connections is an online course on the implications of neuroscience research on education.More
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Researchers from UChicago CCSR and Stanford University have created a publicly available survey designed to identify students' academic mindsets - key factors in students' academic success. Learn more about the science behind this assessment, view a sample assessment, and see how to use it with your students!More
What will it really take to ensure more youth are prepared to thirve in the 21st century? This report finds that a range of cross-cutting skills like communication, innovation and self-regulation are crucial to student success. Student-centered approaches to learning can equip students with a range of skills necessary to do well on the Common Core assessments and be college and career ready.More
With a distinct focus on personalization and student engagement, Impact Academy of Arts and Technology High School (Impact Academy) stands out as a unique learning environment when compared to neighboring comprehensive high schools. At Impact Academy, students are expected to know how to synthesize information, determine what’s important, and present what they’ve learned.More
City Arts and Technology High School (CAT) emphasizes a strong student-centered focus, student-based inquiry, self-reflection, student exhibitions and portfolio defenses, and ongoing professional development for teachers. CAT holds students to high academic expectations by nurturing strong relationships with the students and coherent instructional approaches and expectations to help provide consistency for their students, many of whom had not previously experienced academic success.More
At Life Academy of Health and Biosciences (Life Academy) in Oakland, California, student voice and choice drives every decision: what and how to teach, what structure will equip students and teachers to know and believe in each other, and how to bring out the best in students.More
In this report, the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) explores student-centered learning practices at Dozier-Libbey Medical High School (DMHS) in California—a school serving predominately low-income students and students of color.More

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