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The Four Negotiables of Student Centered Learning

Posted on January 27, 2011 at 3:40pm 0 Comments

One of the subjects that often comes up during walk throughs is how to recognize a student-centered approach. I tell participants to watch the students and try to decide the extent to which they are being asked to manage the four central elements of any lesson - content, process, product and assessment. Any or all can be decided by the teacher, by the students, or some of both. As I often said to my own students when introducing a lesson - "Which elements do you want to be in charge of?…

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The Student As Historian - DBQ Strategies and Resources at SlideShare

Posted on January 9, 2011 at 12:09pm 0 Comments

Over the last few weeks I've been guiding teams of teachers on reflective classroom walkthroughs. During the course of one of our "hallway discussions" I asked a social studies teacher, "who's the historian in your classroom?" After a bit of give and take, we concluded that in the traditional classroom, the students get to watch (and listen) to the teacher be…

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My 9 Questions for Reflective School Reform Leaders

Posted on November 22, 2010 at 10:33am 0 Comments

In response to the November 22: Day of National Blogging for Real Education Reform, I have posed nine questions for school leaders to consider. They're organized around three themes and a concluding recommendation. Readers might also want to review my post "… Continue

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