Excellent collection of methods to put the student at the center of the learning environment

Student Centered Instructional Methods

Take time to reflect on the past year and set goals for the new year using this free printable Goal Setting Worksheet. It's great for kids & adults!

Goal Setting Worksheets for Kids & Adults

The Best Year Reflection & Goal Setting Worksheet is the best way to look back on the year coming to a close and set SMART goals for the coming year.


5 Teaching Practices I'm Kicking to the Curb

5 Common Teaching Practices I’m Kicking to the Curb - Are any of these ineffective teaching methods still part of your practice? Time to reconsider.

These students in Matamoros, Mexico, didn't have reliable Internet access, steady electricity, or much hope—until a radical new teaching method unlocked their potential.

A Radical Way of Unleashing a Generation of Geniuses

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12 Can't-Miss Clothing Discounts for Teachers

Learning strategies

6 Powerful Learning Strategies You MUST Share with Students

How Memory, Focus and Good Teaching Can Work Together to Help Kids Learn | MindShift | KQED News

TEACH KIDS ABOUT HOW MEMORY WORKS: Technology enables students with nearly infinite information. But kids need help in learning how to learn in order to be creative and knowledgable.

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Lesson Study guide from Developmental Studies Center Program for curriculum development using team collaboration, collective research and design iterations

Why instilling admiration for hard work rather than raw talent is the key to fostering a well-adjusted mind.

Presence, Not Praise: How To Cultivate a Healthy Relationship with Achievement

Children / pupils writing on paper with a pen in the classroom. The Netherlands, location unknown, 1937

Students work in groups to remember their year of learning.

A Powerful Way to End the School Year

Students work in groups to remember their year of learning. Year mapping allows students to see what they’ve learned in your class, and it’s a great resource for your incoming class.

We encourage teachers to use student-centered teaching strategies that nurture students' literacy and critical thinking skills within a respectful classroom climate. The strategies suggested here can be used with students of all ages with any academic content. You'll find a complete list of teaching strategies on this page.

Use this teaching strategy to lead students in a critical analysis of an image, and to help students develop and enhance observational, interpretive, and critical thinking skills.

In Japanese classrooms, teachers consciously design tasks that are slightly beyond the capabilities of the students they teach, so the students can actually experience struggling with something just outside their reach.

Struggle Means Learning: Differences Between Eastern And Western Cultures via Mind/Shift -- many Japanese classrooms purposefully assign tasks slightly beyond the reach of students to, in part, teach that struggle is where the learning happens