The Four Components of Student-Driven Instruction

All learners deserve the opportunity to own their learning. They take this ownership when they have input into the what or the how of instruction. The more choice you offer students, the more they will embrace the learning. With technology integration, we no longer need to rely on the teacher as the sole expert in … More The Four Components of Student-Driven Instruction

Snippets from Student-Driven Classrooms

I love this chart, created by Tony Borash, and adapted from Henrico County’s Teaching Innovation Progression (TIP) Chart:  I use the TIP Chart when working with teachers on increasing student-driven learning via best practices surrounding technology infusion. Here are a few snippets from recent visits at the Bill R. Johnson CTE Center in Crowley ISD. … More Snippets from Student-Driven Classrooms

“But that’s not how I learn” – Part 2 of What Student-Driven Learning Really Looks Like

I have had the pleasure of working with an Algebra 2 teacher this year at Crowley ISD in Texas. She applied for a Dell Certified Eductor program in her district and attended my two-day kick-off last fall. She admitted that she signed up because she was positive that technology integration would not work in math. Some … More “But that’s not how I learn” – Part 2 of What Student-Driven Learning Really Looks Like

What Student-Driven Learning Actually Looks Like (Hint: It Looks Fun)

Have you ever heard the quote, “When one teaches, two learn”?   This supports the mindset of, “The true strength in our classroom lies in the collaboration of learners, not in the knowledge of one expert.”     Gone are the days where the teacher is the only expert in the classroom. Classrooms need to be a … More What Student-Driven Learning Actually Looks Like (Hint: It Looks Fun)