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Students at the Center Newsletter
November 2013
graphic_media In the News
How can schools boost students' self-regulation?
Cecilia Le and Rebecca E. Wolfe, Phi Delta Kappan
In this article, Jobs for the Future authors Le and Wolfe expand on the Students at the Center paper Motivation, Engagement, and Student Voice, finding that research, documentation, commentary, and policy all point to the fact that mastering academic content and skills is not sufficient for today's youth. In order to fully prepare students for success in college, career, and civic life, education must incorporate additional behaviors, skills, and mindsets, often called metacognitive skills or 21st-century skills. The article profiles three schools and programs serving low-income, off-track youth that have recognized the importance of these metacognitive skills.

graphic_mediaDeeper Learning: Making Every Student & Teacher a Superhero, Every Day (Infographic)
Getting Smart
What is deeper learning? Where can it happen and who is it for? What are the strategies that promote deeper learning? This new Getting Smart infographic offers an introduction to deeper learning. Stay tuned for upcoming profiles of 20 schools across 13 states, serving over 9,500 students who demonstrate deeper learning!

In "Flipped" Classrooms, a Method for Mastery
Tina Rosenberg, New York Times
In an October 9, 2013 New York Times Opinionator piece, Tina Rosenberg detailed the benefits of the flipped classroom approach to teaching and learning. In this follow-up piece, Rosenberg describes pushing even further to "flipped mastery." Teachers who've tried flipped mastery believe that students learn more, progress more quickly, and display greater focus and engagement than those learning in traditional classrooms.
graphic_videos Featured Students at the Center Products
Teaching High-Level Mathematics to English Language Learners in the Middle Grades
Students at the Center paper Latino/a and Black Students and Mathematics (Gutiérrez and Irving) asks readers to rethink the problem of mathematical achievement for all students, and for Latino/a and black students in particular. Teaching High-Level Mathematics to English Language Learners, a two-day professional development curriculum, reflects the principles espoused in this paper while extending the scope to include English language learners. Jobs for the Future's Sara Freedman developed this curriculum while with the Center for Collaborative Education. She describes the curriculum's alignment with the ideas in the paper Latino/a and Black Students and Mathematics on our website. Thanks to CCE for allowing us to highlight these materials.

graphic_mediaAnytime, Anywhere: Student-Centered Learning for Schools and Teachers
Educators have argued that students should be at the center of learning, constructing new knowledge based on what is interesting to them, and receiving guidance in classrooms—or anywhere they may happen to be—from adults with whom they have positive relationships. Now, with the advent of new technologies, researchers are confirming the value of this approach by showing how the human brain and memory work in response to different environments, and how digital tools give students powerful new ways to express what they’ve learned.

Anytime, Anywhere synthesizes current research and adapts for practice key components of student-centered approaches to learning. We invite you to order a copy and encourage your colleagues and networks to do the same. Use the discount code AAAP13 to save 20%!
graphic_presentation Career Opportunities
Jobs for the Future is seeking a Senior Project Manager for the Students at the Center project. For more information and to apply, click here.

graphic_presentation What We're Reading
College, Careers, and the Common Core

Youth, Education, and the Role of Society

Getting Ready for College, Careers, and the Common Core: What Every Educator Needs to Know
David T. Conley
Youth, Education, and the Role of Society: Rethinking Learning in the High School Years
Robert Halpern
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Students at the Center synthesizes and adapts for practice current research on key components of student-centered approaches to learning and deeper learning outcomes. Our goal is to strengthen the ability of practitioners and policymakers to engage each student in acquiring the skills, knowledge, and expertise needed for success in college, career, and civic life. This Jobs for the Future project is supported generously by funds from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
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