TRY: Consider solutions to promote more autonomy & trust
How Can I Foster More Innovative Learning?
A teacher guide inspired by many innovative educators in my PLN, including, but definitely not limited to:
Have you established mutual trust with students?
Do they have to ask you before using the bathroom?
Do your students direct their learning?
TRY: Student-Led Conferences
or Daily 5 for Literacy
Do students regularly self-assess?
TRY: Leverage tools like Google Forms for students to reflect on & monitor their time
Do you encourage students to take more ownership over feedback?
TRY: Encourage students to actively gather feedback rather than passively wait for it to come.
Do you model risk-taking & learning from failure?
Do you think aloud your learning process with students?
Do your students maintain digital portfolios?
Do you teach metacognition?
TRY: Share your PD learning with students
Do you want your students to adopt a growth mindset?
TRY: Co-create rubrics/guides with students to help them break down their processes
TRY: Help students create showcase & learning blogs
Do those portfolios share both showcase samples & learning process?
Do students have authentic voice in and beyond the classroom?
TRY: Adopt one simple strategy to amplify students' voices
Do they know how to seek out expert & peer feedback via social media?
Do you empower students to connect with their learning in meaningful, lasting ways?
TRY: Explore ways other classes & students are using Twitter, Skype, & Google Docs for global collaboration
TRY: Participate in a creative project such as Global Day of Design
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