Student-centered classrooms make it possible for schools to fulfill their best and most enduring promise: to give students a fair chance to grow up literate, open-minded, and prepared to succeed. With this resource as your guide, you will learn six teaching practices to help you leave behind one-size-fits-all lessons, tests, and grades in favor of a student-centered approach that is interactive, individualized, and rigorous.
Use this resource to create a coherent, effective, and immensely satisfying student-centered approach in any grade level or content area:
- Learn how to use the two essential qualities of education, respect and agency, to help students achieve learning goals.
- Find affirmation in being part of a community of educators that is creating the potential for a much-needed shift in the approach to education and academic rigor.
- Discover ways to use speaking, listening, writing, and reading in new and creative ways.
- Explore the essential components of a student-centered approach to evaluation and assessment.
- Understand how to counter misconceptions about student-centered learning when communicating with colleagues, administrators, and parents.
Table of Contents
About the Author
Chapter 1: Encourage Academic Success
Chapter 2: Support Personal Growth
Chapter 3: Make Space for Speaking and Listening
Chapter 4: Deepen Understanding With Writing and Reading
Chapter 5: Meet Individual Needs in the Evaluation Process
Chapter 6: Communicate With the School Community
Appendix: Frequently Asked Questions
References and Resources