Trusting Students to Lead Their Learning: Does It Really Work? If So, How?

Rae Pica with David Ginsburg, Ariel Sacks, Vicki Davis, Josh Stumpenhorst

A growing number of teachers are embracing the notion of empowering students to control and lead their own learning. However, many teachers push back on this emerging model for various reasons. In this segment we explore the viability of student-directed learning and ask those who embrace it to share the keys to making the model work.

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November 12, 2013
Episode Guests
David Ginsburg helps schools improve student outcomes through leadership coaching and instructional coaching and blogs for Edweek. Ariel Sacks teaches eighth-grade English and is the author of Whole Novels for the Whole Class: A Student-Centered Approach. Vicki Davis is a classroom technology teacher and author of Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds. Josh Stumpenhorst is a junior high language arts and social studies teacher.
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