Professional Development company, School Improvement Network, has released a new series of instructional videos that will show teachers how to reduce discipline problems in the classroom and improve student achievement through the use of a very simple teaching technique called “practical student-centered learning.”

Practical student-centered learning is Kansas City’s standards-based approach to education. Viewers will watch students and teachers speak about their project-based learning experiences as teachers testify to the lowering of disciplinary referrals because of the new initiative.

With “practical student-centered learning,” visions are established at the beginning of the school year through collaboration between students and their teacher. This shared vision ensures that students take responsibility for their learning and self-mastery of standards through evidence. The teachers act as facilitators by consistently conferencing with their students and guiding their critical thinking.

To learn how to implement practical student-centered learning, and to reduce discipline issues in your classroom or school, sign up for a free 30-day trial of PD 360.

About School Improvement Network
Founded in 1991 by teachers, School Improvement Network provides comprehensive, research-based, online professional development anytime, anywhere. As the home of The Video Journal of Education, online professional development platform PD 360, Observation 360, the Learning 360 Framework, Equity 360, and Common Core 360. School Improvement Network resources focus on the most relevant topics (like bullying at school), feature the top experts, and show educators how to put theory into practice. School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world and has visited over 3,500 classrooms to document best practices in action. Learn more at

About PD 360
PD 360 is an educational tool that has grown to become the world’s first and largest on-demand professional development platform. PD 360 answers the professional development issues for each teacher in any district—poor or affluent, rural or urban. Online professional development with PD 360 gives educators the most online tools in the industry including 2,000+ PD videos, 120 experts, 117 topics, like bullying, with new content added every month and an 822,000-member online professional learning community (PLC). Learn more at

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