The Minnesota Learner-Centered Network has adopted these seven principles - researched and defined by our partners at Education Evolving - to help describe, identify, and support practices we believe are core tenets of Student-Centered Learning Environments.
While the principles provide a common language, we believe none are prescriptive - all environments must be designed to meet the needs of the community it serves.
To read the full text of Education Evolving's Research, please see:
Education Evolving's Seven Principles of Student-Centered Learning
Foundational Needs Met
Students’ physical, psychological, and safety needs are met.
Exemplar Member Schools
Paladin Career & Technical Academy
9-12, Blaine, MN
Research: Making the Case for the Whole Child
Practical Article: Applying Maslow to Schools: A New Approach to School Equity
Video: MLCN Roundtable Share from Paladin Career and Technical Academy
TedTalk - Poverty isn't a lack of Character
To read more about how positive relationships help create a more equitable school environment, see the Equity in Student Centered Learning Guide (pages 12-13).