Getting Smart to Do Good: Literacy Lessons that Transform Empathy into Action


In this blog post, Anne Vilen, a writer for EL Education and co-author of Transformational Literacy: Making the Common Core Shift with Work that Matters and Learning that Lasts: Challenging, Engaging and Empowering Students with Deeper Instruction, discusses how teachers can create lessons that meet standards and are meaningful to students, using Polaris Charter Academy’s Peacekeeper Project as an example.