When we return to our classrooms post CoVid 19, whether it’s a blended classroom, or the one we left when this whole tragedy began, it will be tempting to try and make up for lost time.
Pound the books.
Over-schedule, over-structure, and immediately immerse students in academic content.
But as student- centered innovators, we know this isn’t the way to rebuild.
How do we start instead with student inquiry?
Rosie Westall (firstname.lastname@example.org), a kindergarten teacher and ‘democratic classrooms’ expert, teaches us how to make this shift. In this short interview, you will learn as a fellow student- centered educator how to:
- Use simple classroom routines to put students in charge of the learning process
- Masterfully guide learning in whatever direction your students want to take it
- Use student passion and interest as a starting point for the learning process- and still be able to teach them how to read, write and do arithmetic
- ‘Trust in the Process’
- Get students to ask questions that would baffle full grown adults
- “Sit back and listen and watch the little people in this world blow you away.”
This interview is part of a 12 series shift to student- centered classrooms. Start making your classroom more student- centered and get access to all the shifts below: