When we return to our classrooms post CoVid 19, whether it’s a blended classroom, or the one we left when this whole tragedy began, it will be tempting to try and make up for lost time.
Pound the books.
Over-schedule, over-structure, and immediately immerse students in academic content.
But as student- centered innovators, we know this isn’t the way to rebuild.
How do we start instead with student inquiry?
Rosie Westall (firstname.lastname@example.org), a kindergarten teacher and ‘democratic classrooms’ expert, teaches us how to make this shift. In this short interview, you will learn as a fellow student- centered educator how to:
Use simple classroom routines to put students in charge of the learning process
Masterfully guide learning in whatever direction your students want to take it
Use student passion and interest as a starting point for the learning process- and still be able to teach them how to read, write and do arithmetic
‘Trust in the Process’
Get students to ask questions that would baffle full grown adults
“Sit back and listen and watch the little people in this world blow you away.”
This interview is part of a 12 series shift to student- centered classrooms. Start making your classroom more student- centered and get access to all the shifts below:
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