Posts filed under: Student Voice

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Competency-Based Education in K-12

As I begin planning the type of classroom I want for my children, I find myself embracing competency-based education (CBE) more and more. In fact, it is a large piece of the school program I am currently writing. CBE transforms the traditional learning...
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Ignoring Students to Perform Education

I am convinced that students are capable of directing their own educational experiences at any age. Educational philosophers like Maria Montessori believed the same, and more and more K-12 teachers are catching on too. How is it that we embrace...
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Teaching “Tough” Students

Empathy matters when it comes to teaching “tough” students. Often times, these students have built layers of separation between authority figures and themselves as a means of defense against being hurt. We are charged, as teachers, to recognize this and...
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Designing Your Student’s Curriculum

You’re responsible for teaching your student or child a particular concept, but you’re finding that the curriculum (workbooks, internet resources, district-provided tools, etc.) isn’t meeting the needs completely. What do you do? Creating curriculum can be very stressful, especially if you...
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3 Costs of Considering Student Voice

The world, in general, has very antiquated views of childhood and student capabilities. Despite the research supporting children’s ability to understand complex ideas with proper scaffolding and support from adults, many parents, educators, and leaders choose to withhold a multitude of...
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