Connecting research to learning
How We Approach Learning
Courageous Activities for Young Learners and Their Grown-ups
"Being Brave in the Face of Uncertainty" is our latest free resource – a virtual care package to support students, parents, and educators during a pandemic. This collection of resources contain a variety of easy-to-use, printable resources that center around "bravery in the face of uncertainty," in light of the challenges posed by the 2020 school re-openings.
Learning science focuses on examining how learning occurs. How do your students learn? This question is at the core of learning science—and at the core of our approach toward optimizing learning in your classroom. Learning science draws from research across many disciplines, and we leverage this research to assist you with how you use content and data to target knowledge gaps, personalize instruction, promote retention, and transform learning in your classroom. Our goal is to help you connect research-based practices and content to the important work you do every day.
The application of learning science is most effective when it recognizes that educators bring knowledge, expertise, and a personal touch to the classroom that technology can’t replicate. Our goal is to optimize your teaching talent with learning-science-fueled, research-based resources which transform your educational experience with tools that target knowledge gaps, track student progress, and create personalized learning plans for your students based on individual needs.
Understanding Learning Science
Learning Science 101: Misconceptions
Why do we believe what we believe, and understand what we understand? And at what point does an understanding become a misconception?
We leverage learning science research and principles to design effective instructional materials in a variety of disciplines. We've learned a lot from this research, and we want to make that knowledge accessible to all educators. Here, we invite you to explore some of our most helpful research as well as foundational research from the field.
Educational equity means that all students should have access to the right resources they need at the right moment in their education, regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, language, religion, family background, or family income (The Aspen Institute).
Social & Emotional Learning
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the set of skills, knowledge, and behaviors involved in understanding and managing emotions, setting positive goals, feeling empathy for others, engaging in positive relationships, and solving problems effectively.
Technology is purposeful when it is being used to help solve a problem or elevate learning. It is not a replacement for a great teacher, but rather a means to help every teacher become even more effective, and every student more actively engaged as a learner.Learn More
How We Support Districts
The knowledge we gain with consistent research is invaluable to our mission of accelerating learning through intuitive, engaging, efficient, and effective experiences—grounded in research. We support a wide range of research—including core, supplemental, and intervention—from grade K through 12.
Partnering and collaborating with authors and educators in various fields of study ensures that we are providing the most current research, innovative technology, and personalized paths for students. Some of our 14,000+ partners include:
Join The Great Kindness Challenge
We are proud to celebrate seven years of sponsoring The Great Kindness Challenge (GKC) event, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. This week-long event has positively impacted over 121 countries, 15 million students in 30,000+ schools.
Providing educators access to the most up-to-date skills and knowledge they need to improve outcomes in their classrooms is crucial. Our Professional Learning Environment (PLE) allows educators to control the level of their professional learning. This ensures both increased confidence and credibility in the classroom.
Digital content and platforms should enhance, not burden, the performance of educators and administrators. To ease the integration of McGraw-Hill digital content into your district's digital ecosystem, we now offer a suite of flexible services designed to ensure end-user access.
We can design the program you want, the way you want, with step-by-step support. Our skilled custom development team can build classroom text, digital solutions, and integrated program alternatives.