Seven Essentials for Project-Based Learning

John Larmer and John R. Mergendoller advocate student-driven projects. To facilitate such projects, the authors propose that every teacher make sure he or she includes the seven essential elements of project-based learning in every long-term assignment. These elements are: A need to know A driving question Student voice and choice 21st century skills Inquiry and…

Changing the Odds for Student Success: What Matters Most

Education research and development non-profit Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning suggest taking these steps to improve the chances of life success for all children:

  • Guarantee challenging, engaging, and intentional instruction
  • Ensure curricular pathways to success
  • Provide whole-child student supports
  • Create high-performance school cultures
  • Develop data-driven, high-reliability district systems

Author: B. Goodwin