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Lesson

Middle School: Taking Responsibility for Learning

Clip 18/21: Day 118: Creating incentives for students to participate

Overview

Reflecting on One’s Own Behavior as a Learner: By mid-year in Patty Ferrant’s class, she asks students to recognize when they have not yet participated in class, and though she recognizes that “I can be hard on them,” she creates motivations for students who recognize their own reluctance to participate, so they can work to transform it.

Consider:

What incentives would help your reluctant students participate?