What does the science of learning and development tell us about what students need to be successful learners?
The science about how students learn, what impacts their learning, and what they need both in their environment, from their peers, and those who teach them is burgeoning; however, there isn’t a concrete ‘do this’ directive from the research. This playlist aims to provide you with an overview of the developments in these domains.
Read, Watch, and Listen
Overviews of the Science
- Teaching Adolescents to Become Learners
- Foundations of Young Adult Success
- Building Blocks for Learning
- Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning
- Top 20 Principles from Psychology for PK-12th Grade
- Social Psychology Interventions, They’re not Magic
- Measurement Matters: Assessing Personal Qualities Other Than Cognitive Ability for Educational Purposes
- Grading Schools: Resilience and Self Control
Exploring a specific lens
- The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
- Links between identity and motivation
- Importance of Experiences on the Brain
- What if everything we knew about discipline was wrong?
- Wiring the Brain for Success: Discipline
- Toxic Stress Derails Healthy Development
- How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime
- The Science of Resilience
- Serve and Return
- Science of Getting Kids Organized (NPR)
- Executive Functioning & Self Regulation
- The limitations of teaching grit in the classroom
Tools for application
- Summit Public School: Measuring What Matters Most
- Staffing: Why we need learning engineers
- Standards: Illinois | 21st Century Learning
- SEL Reflection Tool
- After-school and In-school SEL Integration Planning Toolkit
- Assessing SEL What to Consider
- SEL Programs in Schools from Programs to Strategies
- CASEL Guide of Effective Programs
- Revisit your canvas and consider:
- To maximize learning, relationships, and personal development, what kind of experiences do students need to have at my school?
- What does this information mean about curriculum, assessments, discipline procedures, staff training, whole school routines, family engagement?