Empower: What Happens When Students Own Their Learning, 1st Edition

  • John Spencer
  • A. J. Juliani
  • Published By: IMpress LP
  • ISBN-10: 1946444421
  • ISBN-13: 9781946444424
  • DDC: 371.39
  • 229 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This book provides teachers, coaches, and administrators with a roadmap that will inspire innovation, authentic learning experiences, and practical ways to empower students to pursue their passions while in school. Compliance is expecting students to pay attention. Engagement is getting students excited about our topics, interests, and curriculum. But when we empower students, they crave learning that is both meaningful and relevant to their life, now and in the future.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Finding your voice.
2: A Snapshot of Student Ownership and a Teacher Who Changed the World.
3: Our Job as Teachers, Parents, and Leaders is Not to Prepare Kids for “Something;”.
4: Empowering Students Means Giving Kids the Knowledge and Skills to Pursue their Passions, Interests, and Future..
5: Student Choice is the Heartbeat of Ownership and Empowerment..
6: It’s Not About Giving Them a Roadmap for Learning. It’s About Helping Them Create Their Own Maps.
7: Student ownership is a mindset..
8: Every Student is a Maker..
9: Assessment Should be Fun. No, Really, We’re Serious..
10: Our Learning Stories Must Include Failing, Not Failure, and There is a Big Difference Between the Two..
11: The System Should Fit the Student Instead of the Student Fitting the System..
12: Stories are Empowering if we Own Them..
13: The Starting Point for Empowering Your Students.
About the authors.