Sources That Inform our Teaching & Learning

Personalization, Individualization, Differentiation

An explanation of personalization, differentiation, and individualization and the distinctions between them.

Growth Mindset

  • This resource reports on the latest research on and shifts in how educators apply innovative ideas to help students learn while meeting the rigorous demands of today’s standards and curriculum.
  • Visit Carol Dweck’s website that explains the growth mindset.

Project-based Learning (PBL)

  • This site provides multimedia explanations and examples of this dynamic dynamic classroom approach in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge.

Performance Tasks

  • Click here to learn what constitutes a performance task and how they promote deep learning, understanding, and application.


Thinking Skills

  • This website explains the ground-breaking tool, MissionSkills Assessment, that alters the way schools thinking about education and measure six character skills essential for success in school and life. Far Hills is one of the founding schools.

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

  • Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is the nation’s leading organization advancing the development of academic, social and emotional competence for all students; its site offers the latest research and best practices for educators and individuals who want to integrate SEL in all aspects of learning and life. Learn more here.

Homework

  • Whether homework helps students—and how much homework is appropriate—has been debated for many years. The research has produced mixed results so far, and more research is needed. Nonetheless, there are some findings that can help to inform decisions about homework. Here is a summary of the research to date.

Sleep

Media

  • Common Sense is dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. We empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.