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Lesson

Elementary School: Taking Responsibility for Learning

Clip 13/19: Day 110: Considering choice, independence, and responsibility

Overview

Establishing and following Classroom Routines: Mia also engages her students in taking responsibility for their learning. She notes, “We have a lot of choice, and a lot of independence.” She models ways for students to engage with each other in respectful and responsible ways. She highlights different ways in which she creates intellectual and physical space for her students to think, learn, and experiment.

Consider:

How much choice and independence could you grant your students in their learning? What responsibilities would they need to assume to do so?