What’s essential for effective learning today?
Learning is most effective and meaningful when students are able to relate what they’re learning to their real lives—and see themselves and their cultures reflected accurately and authentically.
Meaningful, student-centered learning enables young people to build toward mastery.
To build mastery of knowledge, skills, and competencies, students need to engage with content and participate in learning experiences that are relevant to them and their lives. Learning isn’t just about memorizing and listening to lectures. Students need to feel that learning is relevant to them, affirms their identities, and enables them to make an impact on the world.
When teaching is personalized and varied, students can apply what they learn in the classroom to new contexts and across subject areas. Community resources, technology, and innovative teaching techniques all play a role in helping students reach their highest potential.