True learning is inherently an internal process.
Responsibility begins with the student.
So the question is:
Are your students owning their learning?
As a middle and high school science teacher, I struggled with student engagement. I wondered why my students didn’t seem to care? Why weren’t they curious? Why didn’t they get how cool this stuff really was!?
I burnt myself out with late nights of lesson planning, endless grades to “hold students accountable,” and long days in class as I fought to keep their attention, stretch their motivation, and push my students to learn.
I didn’t realize there was a path with less resistance.
Student-owned science classrooms.
It's time to put the work of learning on the learners.
In student-owned science classrooms,
Foundations Formula Objectives
Reevaluate how we launch science learning in order to better engage and motivate our students to step up and into their own learning journey.
Rethink how we get our students from “A to Z” in order to reach curriculum goals while empowering students to take more responsibility for their experience and meet their own needs.
Transform our role in the classroom from teacher to guide to create space for exploration and discovery in order to deepen learning and improve understanding and retention