Powerful Learning: What We Know About Teaching for Understanding

Powerful learning argues that schools have clung to educational philosophies and techniques from a century ago, even though the rest of the world has radically changed in recent decades. In particular, educators have been surprisingly loyal to the classic teacher and textbook model, underpinned by lectures, discussions, and readings in spite of complete transformations in almost every other sector of our society. However, this “dominant paradigm” is starting to shift.

Take a moment to read Teaching for Meaningful Learning: A Review of Research on Inquiry-Based and Cooperative Learning to read the many examples of how teachers, principals and district administrators are implementing new forms of project-based curricula and performance-based assessments.

The Alexander Dawson School

Welcome to The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain! Located in Summerlin, a suburb of Las Vegas, Nevada, The Alexander Dawson School is a non-sectarian, non-profit school offering students in preschool through eighth grade an inspired and meaningful education. Students achieve their individual potential while savoring life and meeting the challenges of the world.