A3- Student voice & choice is so important to learning & engagement! So many ways to incorporate students interests - research, choice of reading, becoming an expert, math word problems about students, the list is endless if you are creative and open to it. #recapchat
A4: mixed reactions. I teach 11th grade. Some are excited and ready to move. I just need to get out of their way. Others are waiting for me to tell them what to do. A few ask what the catch is.
By 11th grade if no one has done this with them, they don't know how to follow their interests and some are all about the grade - what do I have to do to get the grade. They want it all spelled out for them. We need to help them learn to think for themselves. #recapchat
A5 Keep sharing ideas and student work. Expose them to your students' enthusiasm. Often embracing student interests reduces behavior issues - so share that too if that is the case. Be willing to help them take small steps. Great book - Shift This! #recapchat