When students feel excited about learning and respected in their classrooms, they can realize their full potential. In student-centered environments, teachers value each student’s unique strengths and needs, creating a collaborative culture. They empower learners to take ownership, develop their interests, tackle real-world tasks, set goals, take risks, and reflect. Student-centered teaching and learning is not a “nice-to-have” - it is key to academic achievement, and builds crucial skills like resilience, independence, creativity, and collaboration which are needed to thrive in our rapidly changing world.
Based on a decade of learning from and supporting thousands of teachers, we’ve identified 5 essential elements of student-centered teaching and learning:
Responsive and Inclusive Practices
Curriculum and Academic Content