Core Practices

A Vision for Improving Schools

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EL Education

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  • Core Resources about EL Education
  • Academic Achievement
  • Character Education
  • Student Work

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Guidance Documents

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EL Education's Core Practices, published in 2011, provide a comprehensive overview of our model. (In 2017 we revised the Core Practices to reflect new learning and research. A  beta version of the revised Core Practices is available for feedback during the 2017-18 school year. See related resources below this entry).  

This publication was written after multiple years of transforming and establishing schools of all types in a wide variety of setting see remarkable gains in student achievement. Our model is continuously revised and improved by research and by the practical wisdom of EL Education teachers and school leaders. Since the first ten demonstration schools began in 1993, we have remained rooted in our heritage, providing teachers and students with academically rigorous experiences that are marked by purposeful learning, challenge, collaboration, and perseverance.

Our Core Practices provide the concrete and practical guidance that teachers and school leaders need to support student achievement across all three dimensions: mastery of skills and content, character, and high-quality work. They also bring the Design Principles—values that live at the heart of our model—to life.

Created By

EL Education

Resource Downloads

Topic

  • Core Resources about EL Education
  • Academic Achievement
  • Character Education
  • Student Work

Type

Guidance Documents

Grade Level

EL Education's Core Practices, published in 2011, provide a comprehensive overview of our model. (In 2017 we revised the Core Practices to reflect new learning and research. A  beta version of the revised Core Practices is available for feedback during the 2017-18 school year. See related resources below this entry).  

This publication was written after multiple years of transforming and establishing schools of all types in a wide variety of setting see remarkable gains in student achievement. Our model is continuously revised and improved by research and by the practical wisdom of EL Education teachers and school leaders. Since the first ten demonstration schools began in 1993, we have remained rooted in our heritage, providing teachers and students with academically rigorous experiences that are marked by purposeful learning, challenge, collaboration, and perseverance.

Our Core Practices provide the concrete and practical guidance that teachers and school leaders need to support student achievement across all three dimensions: mastery of skills and content, character, and high-quality work. They also bring the Design Principles—values that live at the heart of our model—to life.

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