HACKING LEARNING CENTERS IN GRADES 6-12
How to Design Small-Group Instruction to Foster Active Learning, Shared Leadership, and Student Accountability
By Starr Sackstein and Karen Terwilliger
Transform your classroom into a dynamic learning experience with small groups.
A learning centers model enhances excellent pedagogy. Learning is a dynamic experience, and students thrive when educators acknowledge individual learners’ needs and interests and inspire them to engage with the content more deeply within personalized spaces.
Learning centers create robust thinkers, problem-solvers, and brave leaders. As teachers and administrators, we can build learning structures that include everyone and allow students to collaborate, experiment, reflect, self-assess, and transfer the learning to their lives beyond school.
Hacking Learning Centers in Grades 6–12 shares the “why” along with practical guidance to design and teach with learning centers. Authors and award-winning educators Starr Sackstein and Karen Terwilliger show how to:
- Design small-group instruction centers to foster active learning
- Empower unexpected leaders
- Raise the bar on student accountability
- Activate the fun and bring learning to life
- Inspire students to share ideas and make decisions