Feb 26 2023
Episode 136 - The Power of Choice: How to Empower Your Students for Successful Learning
Empowering our students to become successful learners is so important. In this episode, I give 3 strategies you can use to enable your students to become successful in your classroom.
Empowerment is crucial because it motivates students and engages them in learningEncourage voice and choice (basic, but still good. Provide options, create choice boards, or tic, tac, toe lessons) Let them choose the what or the how or the where etcProvide opportunities for leadership (students teaching others, being the expert, Jigsaw puzzle technique, simple as marking the roll for you)Technology can be a great thing to help with this. Create choose your own adventures, or create back channels in forums during Socratic circles)At the top end do collaborative tasks or PBL. Challenges: Student resistance - start small and build up. Explain why you are doing it, and work with other teachers as you go. Get feedback and observationGreat talk on this during the ET conference - access the recordings at teacherspd.net/conference