Teacher Learner Connect Project

The report and slides summarize findings and reflections from the Teacher Learner Connect project, an exploratory research practice partnership supported by the Pahara Institute, UCLA Center for the Developing Adolescent, and Bezos Family Foundation. The project provided opportunities for small teams of teachers and middle/high school students to converse over a meal about assessment, exploration and healthy risk-taking in the classroom. The conversations underscored the importance of assignment relevance (as felt by students), as well as the value of student-teacher conversations and student voice.
adolescent development, exploration, risk-taking, assessment, student voice, research practice partnership