A student-centered, teacher-supported learning environment is a critical component of personalized learning. This environment supports students to become actively engaged in THEIR learning through various methods like;
- setting learning goals
- suggesting or making important learning choices
- reflecting, and modifying learning paths based on needs, readiness, growth, progress, and more.
Student ownership requires a shift of less and less direction from teachers are more self-direction from students.
Whether you are just beginning or need a nudge to take your next steps to support students in self-direction, we have some great resources to get you started. This month, we have curated 5 strategies For Self-Directed Learning To Support Student Ownership. Open the link to the image to interact and explore the resources.
What strategies do you use to support students to be self-directed learners? Share your thoughts, goals, links, resources, and ideas in the comments below!
- Students won't be equipped (and sometimes aren't too thrilled) to be suddenly self-directed. Talk with them about why it's important and how you will support them to do this shift over time.
- With honesty, no matter how much we educators agree that self-direction is important, we don't always feel equipped for this change. Set some goals, and make a simple plan. Try, Reflect, and Modify. Share with students your reservations, challenges, and goals in making this shift. Discuss ways you can respectfully hold one another accountable.
- Share your strategies in the comments!
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