Personalized Learning

Lourenco Garcia, who earned national attention for his performance as principal at Revere High School, checks in with junior Fatima Vasquez as she works in the school’s writing center.

Teaching to the student, not the test

At Revere High School, ‘student-centered learning’ has helped new immigrants and low-income children succeed. Now the school’s former leader is taking his approach district-wide.

These glasses give teachers superpowers

Augmented reality glasses for classrooms seem straight out of science fiction

Students build their collaborative skills through regular group work including immersive week-long projects held throughout the school year.

Lessons from a school without walls

An ambitious Danish school, approaching its second decade, offers a unique perspective on ‘personalized learning’

A bilingual app with sign language brings more stories to deaf children

And building literacy skills is only the beginning

The new movie Night School passes my test

Students with special needs deserve respect and jobs like everyone else

The learning experience is different in schools that assign laptops, a survey finds

More students report emailing teachers, collaborating with peers in schools with 1:1 programs

Veteran science teacher Craig Fischer tries to give his students hands-on learning opportunities as often as possible.

Teach like it’s summer school all year long

Hands-on, real-world assignments take more time but can be valuable for students

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Jenn Zweber and a group of students in grades K through 3 discuss the impact of a Service Learning project on their community, during the first year that Impact Academy at Orchard Lake opened in Lakeville, Minnesota.

A “handmade forerunner” of personalized learning, forged by teachers

Long before the movement gathered momentum, a student-centered model arose in Minnesota

What “mastery-based” can look like in the classroom

A fourth-grade math teacher helps students understand where they need to focus and leaves them to it

Teacher Catherine Connelly leads a lesson on giving compliments in Vista’s pioneering new class on social and emotional wellness. Connelly loved the curriculum, but not the rolling furniture.

A year of personalized learning: Mistakes, moving furniture and making it work

In the first year of a new program, a large San Diego district experiences small victories despite growing pains

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