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Learning that Lasts

Challenging, Engaging, and Empowering Students with Deeper Instruction

Learning That Lasts is a practical guide to deeper instruction—a framework for challenging, engaging, and empowering students of all ages. It presents a new vision for classroom instruction that sharpens and deepens the quality of lessons in all subject areas. This vision of instruction is not theoretical. It has been created by and refined in some of the nation’s most successful public schools—schools that are beating the odds to create remarkable achievement—sited primarily in urban and rural low-income communities.

Using case studies and examples of powerful learning at all grade levels and in all disciplines, Learning That Lasts is a guide to creating classrooms that promote deeper understanding, higher order thinking, and student independence. Through text and companion videos, readers will enter inspiring classrooms where students go beyond basics to become innovators, collaborators, and creators. Learning That Lasts is a guide for teachers who wish to make learning more meaningful, memorable, and connected to life, and inspire students to do more than they think possible.

Key features of Learning That Lasts include:

  • Twenty-six accompanying videos of deeper instruction in action
  • A Learning That Lasts PD Pack that supports self-study of the book
  • An appendix of useful tools and resources
  • Guidance on how to get started with deeper instruction in all content areas and strategies for more advanced implementation
  • Advice for leaders on schoolwide implementation of deeper instruction
  • A synthesis of what to expect and the common challenges related to deeper instruction


Table of Contents

Learning That Lasts describes EL Education's instructional strategies to promote deeper learning for all students.

Chapter 1: Planning and Delivering Lessons that Challenge, Engage, and Empower 

Chapter 2: Laying the Foundation for Deeper Learning with Literacy

Chapter 3: Creating Scientists and Historians

Chapter 4: Reimagining Mathematics Instruction

Chapter 5: Teaching in and through the Arts

Chapter 6: Differentiating Instruction

Chapter 1: Planning and Delivering Lessons that Challenge, Engage, and Empower 

Chapter 2: Laying the Foundation for Deeper Learning with Literacy

Chapter 3: Creating Scientists and Historians

Chapter 4: Reimagining Mathematics Instruction

Chapter 5: Teaching in and through the Arts

Chapter 6: Differentiating Instruction

"Most contemporary writing about education either endorses or critiques a focus on basic skills, standardized tests, and job preparation. Learning That Lasts is a unique book; Experts from EL Education not only highlight engagement, deeper learning, artistry, and good character—they also demonstrate how to achieve an education that is worth celebrating."

Howard Gardner , Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

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  • Author

    Ron Berger, Libby Woodfin, Anne Vilen

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    Books