In this commentary on Edutopia, Jay Meadows advocates active learning as a means to increasing student engagement and agency. He also suggests several “hacks” that will engage students in learning and give them voice in the classroom.Source:
Jay Meadows, Edutopia, December 6, 2016Description:
While walking down the hall during my prep one day, I noticed a student asleep at his desk in a classroom and several others hunched in full-blown daydream position. As I walked past the door, I noticed the teacher was emphatically lecturing behind a podium….The hack? Burn your podiums and scatter the ashes! Or simply rely on the student-centered strategies that we know foster discussion and heighten active engagement.Read the full article here!