Proven Programs in Education is a series of books that draws on the best of Better: Evidence-Based Education, a unique magazine that provides leadership teams in education with the information they need. The series includes four titles: Proven Programs in Literacy; Proven Programs in STEM; Proven Programs in Social Emotional Development; Proven Programs in Classroom Management and Assessment

The Proven Programs in Education series is about research-proven strategies and programs that can be applied in practice. The authors distill their work and research into succinct, easily-digestible articles highlighting the practical implications that teachers, principals, and administrators can use. Each article includes links to further reading and resources that allow readers to delve more deeply into particular issues.

Blended Education for Elementary and Secondary Students

Blended Education for Elementary and Secondary Students

Blended education for elementary and secondary students

Every teacher constructs a unique learning environment for students. Cathy Cavanaugh explores how today's teachers are successfully blending physical and virtual spaces in ways never before possible.

Long before the advent of schools and classrooms, children learned beside their parents, family members, and neighbors while the adults conducted their daily activities. Children had continual opportunities to immediately apply their learning. As education became formalized and standardized, it moved from the center of the community to the separate physical learning space of the school, and took place under the direction of educational specialists. This move happened for a variety of compelling reasons:

  • Adult life shifted to work sites.
  • The range of necessary knowledge and skills increased ...
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