What Student-Driven Learning Actually Looks Like (Hint: It Looks Fun)

Some great ideas for a student centered classroom!

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Have you ever heard the quote, “When one teaches, two learn”?

This supports the mindset of, “The true strength in our classroom lies in the collaboration of learners, not in the knowledge of one expert.”  

Gone are the days where the teacher is the only expert in the classroom. Classrooms need to be a place of a community of learners—the teacher included.

The Methods of Teaching and Learning Need to Change.

I become a bit giddy when I get to visit classrooms where the teacher already understands this—when a visitor has to look to the fringes to even find the teacher in the room. In one week of visiting Crowley ISD in Texas, I witnessed the collaboration of learners in classes such as Math, World History, English, Audio/Visual Design, Computer Programming and Aerospace Engineering.

Aerospace Engineering Class

Students chose an aerospace advancement or achievement to research. Their…

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