3 MORE Strategies to Support the Development of Self-Directed Learners

As I was writing my most recent article for Education Reimagined, I realized my list of strategies was growing too large, even for a long form article. I knew all nine strategies would hold value for someone out there, so instead of eliminating them outright, I split three of them off as this supplemental article. If …

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Can People Learn Willpower?

Spoiler: YES. I recently started reading Charles Duhigg's book, The Power of Habit (great read if you're interested in the topic), and it's gotten me thinking about how educators can use the principles of habit change and formation to positively influence learners' decision-making and self-discipline. In Chapter 5, "Starbucks and the Habit of Success," Duhigg highlights …

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Fun with Google Sheets 1: A Student Learning Profile

Being a 7th grade reading teacher, I'm emphasizing to learners that I want them developing their identities as readers. I want them turning reading into a habit and passion they take with them outside of the classroom and past this school year. This emphasis is what led me to start experimenting with creating a student reading …

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Classroom Management in a Learner-Centered Classroom (Part III)

In Part I of this series, I laid out my philosophy of the role of classroom management in a learner-centered classroom. In Part II, I discussed a strategy for setting expectations in a way that I think empowers learners and allows them to take ownership of the classroom and its culture. In this final part, …

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