“When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery.” Maxim Gorky
You’ve seen it more than once: A student who typically is not motivated in school suddenly gets fired up to do an ambitious and complex project even though you’ve offered the class less demanding options for fulfilling an assignment.
The student has stumbled on a new interest or passion and has essentially “self-differentiated” to do challenging work. Your once indifferent student is now engaged, motivated and eager to learn.
When teachers are willing to share power in learning and give students choice in what and how they learn, amazing things can happen!
Join Mike Anderson, author of the ASCD book of the month, Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn, for a webinar on an innovative and thoughtful approach to student choice in instruction and learning. Help your students discover what drives them while you rediscover the joys of teaching engaged students.
- How and why choice is a valuable tool for differentiation
- The three criteria for developing good choices for your students
- A step-by-step process for implementing choice in any content area and at any grade level
- How to help your students make the best choices for their learning
- Supporting them in evaluating their choices
- Simple and practical examples of effective learning choices
- Lots of resources: Gain access to an online binder of resources (planning guides, videos, articles, etc.) to support your ongoing work