September 2010 . Volume 68. Number 1 L
Giving Students Meaningful Work
Out with the traditional 20 questions;
in with purposeful assignments tailored to
To differentiate instruction, pose open
questions and create parallel tasks.
John Larmer and John R. Mergendoller
What to do before assigning a “project.”
Gregory Smith and David Sobel
From cleaning streams to helping hurricane
victims—grounding learning in local matters
spurs valuable work.
Internships immerse students in learning and
enliven the rhythm of the school year.
Carol S. Dweck
Applying effort and learning deliberately are
part of getting smarter.
Joseph P. Allen and Claudia Worrell Allen
Why teens sometimes get stuck in a
holding zone and what makes them decide
to move forward.