Less Us, More Them: Creating Authentic Learning Communities
What are you doing in your classroom to focus more on student-led and student-centered learning?
Engaging students in authentic learning, and encouraging students to use high order thinking skills will prepare them for the world, whether that world includes a college classroom or future workplace. Learning for the sake of the knowledge gained, not grades or points, is what drives, motivates and spurs students to discover greatness. We want students who can analyze, evaluate and create their future…
The time has come.
Trust. Trust your students to be capable of driving their education. It can be challenging, and even messy, to let go but when we do, great things are bound to happen. Trust yourself and your own background and experience as an educator, to be able to navigate this new uncharted territory.
Less Us, More Them.
April 4, 2015 at 3:01 pm
I love this post! It speaks to the core of what I believe about education. Everyone, including students wants to engage in meaningful work. So much of what we ask students to do is disconnected from anything meaningful and real.
April 6, 2015 at 7:07 am
Thanks for your comment Tracy. I’m happy you found the blog, and even happier to find that it resonated w you. I agree that creating meaningful learning communities creates authentic opportunities for students to discover, create, determine & gain knowledge. All the best! 🙂
July 4, 2015 at 4:06 pm
Thank you Tracy! Hope you will visit again in the Fall when I’ll be ramping up the content.