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Student Centered Learning

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine Secretary Fisher

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.10.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Amidst debates about college access and affordability, we think the question of employer needs should sit at the core of higher education conversatio...

Introducing the Nellie Mae Speakers Bureau on Education Innovation

Nicholas Donohue | Posted 05.19.2016 | Education
Nicholas Donohue

Are you an educator who wants to learn more about the ideas that define student-centered learning? Are you a parent, school board member or community leader who has strong instincts that your school system should be more student-centered but are not sure how to move forward?

Buildings, Blocks and Experience

Jonathan Lash | Posted 04.28.2016 | Education
Jonathan Lash

Five years ago when -- deeply impressed by the college's students -- I agreed to become Hampshire's sixth president, my wife, Ellie, was bemused; she knew very well that her non-academic husband, even with a master's in education, would face a steep learning curve.

Putting Students at the Center

Nicholas Donohue | Posted 02.10.2016 | Education
Nicholas Donohue

We have come to believe that there is only one way for students to learn - come to school, sit at a desk, be taught by a teacher, and be tested. We've operated schools as if they were industrial factories, with teaching and learning practices that mimic assembly-line and batch-processing manufacturing.

The Every Student Succeeds Act: A Promising Step Toward Putting Students at the Center

Nicholas Donohue | Posted 01.12.2016 | Education
Nicholas Donohue

President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law recently. This response to No Child Left Behind (NCLB) - the 2002 rendition of t...

Education: Start Young, Involve Parents, Empower Children and Be Patient

Terry N. Ford | Posted 10.29.2015 | Education
Terry N. Ford

I'm often asked what works in education. After starting and leading public schools in Texas for nearly four decades, my response is straightforward: Start young, involve parents, empower children in their own development and be patient in fostering their eventual success.

Holistic, Student-Centered School in Bali Inspires U.S. Teacher Once Again

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 06.16.2016 | Education
M. Shannon Hernandez

I had pretty much given up on the idea of ever entering a school classroom again as a K-12 teacher. Maybe it was the accusation of professional misconduct for giving a group of students a hug that left me soured?

The Global Search for Education: The Middle East

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.05.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The need for 21st century human capital is creating new pressure on the existing education systems to be effective and fully capable of catering to t...

Studies Highlight Importance of Successful Student-Centered Learning Implementation

Nicholas Donohue | Posted 05.03.2014 | Education
Nicholas Donohue

For years at Nellie Mae Education Foundation, we've known how important and impactful student-centered learning is because we've seen it in action in ...

The Global Search For Education: Got Tech? United States

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

In the future, will students still attend "schools" or will they be called "blended learning schools" that combine brick-and-mortar buildings with online learning?

The Importance of Student-Centered Learning (VIDEO)

Nicholas Donohue | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact
Nicholas Donohue

With school back in session across the country, focus is renewed on initiatives like student-centered learning and closing the achievement gap. How are the two related, and how can changes to both improve education for learners everywhere?

Educational Accountability Doesn't Have Time Limits

Julie Woestehoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Julie Woestehoff

I have a big gripe with the misuse and overuse of time in "education accountability." I don't like: timed tests, the artificial "year" and the practice of flunking and labeling students.