Deeper Discipline Demands Deeper Pedagogy

This post is by Sarah M. Fine, a doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a visiting scholar at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education. Last spring, as part of my ongoing research on deeper learning in the American K-12 sector, I had the chance to watch a video taken at an urban elementary school. The video, taken on a handheld flip-cam, documents the second half of a “restorative conference” in which five fifth-grade boys work through a conflict that arose in their classroom earlier in the day. The conflict itself isn’t spelled out, but one can infer from the footage that it seems to have involved paper airplanes, an exchange of angry words, and one boy pushing several others. In some respects, the action…


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