This week’s recommendation comes from:

Peter Compitello smiling posing in front of trees and bushes

Pete Compitello

ELA Fellow and NSI Project Manager

Pete says, “As educators work through another pandemic year, I’ve been enjoying the increase in research-based instructional practices appearing in social media that reinforce the idea that students can be the locus of control in learning environments.”

Curriculum Case Study: A Massachusetts Town Boosts Students’ STEM Learning by Letting the Students Do the Talking, “It’s Real Life”

Elizabeth Pawlowski

My teacher wants to know what I know and what I’m thinking. Nowadays I raise my hand because I know that I have something important to share.” – Massachusetts student in a science classroom

This week’s recommendation is part 1 of 4 in one of The 74’s curriculum case study series. A school in southeastern Massachusetts began implementing an open-source science curriculum guided by the Next Generation Science Standards and designed to help students become excited and curious about the world around them. This article is all about how student talk moves, via the implementation of high-quality instructional materials in STEM, can provide equitable learning experiences and improve academic outcomes.