Best educational practices

A teacher or a group of teachers can participate in StarT (as representatives of their learning community) also by describing a best educational practice. A best practice is an educational practice or a model that the learning community has tried and found useful in implementing interdisciplinary and phenomenon-based learning or their StarT projects. The best practice should have a link to science, technology or mathematics; or support the education of these subjects.

Please note:

  • Only one best practice per learning community can be submitted annually
  • The best practice should have an inquiry-based and/or phenomenon-based approach to learning (such as project-based learning) that engages learners
  • StarT best practice includes an aspect of collaboration between teachers of the learning community and/or with outside partners
  • The best practice should have a link to science, technology and/or mathematics or the education of these subjects
  • Share with us a video (max 3 min) describing the practice so we can easily share your best practice with other teachers (in English). Please note: the same video cannot be used to report a StarT project and a best practice. If your best practice video describes the model that led to your students’ StarT project, then please submit a video describing this model from the educator’s viewpoint. 
  • Share with us a written description of your best practice (length. 2000-5000 characters). We appreciate a “recipe” like description that allows other teachers to easily repeat the best practice. Please provide also any additional materials (e.g. lesson plans) that make it easier for other people to replicate the practice. You will be able to provide the additional materials as a single file.

You can submit a completely new practice or one that you have been using for years.

Read more about the assessment of best practices here.

How to participate

Register as a learning community and report your work 

Ideas and support

Have a look at our material bank, participate in our free online courses and check out our virtual science club!