6 Strategies for Promoting Student Autonomy

By Jessica Hockett and Kristina Doubet
December 8, 2017

This article introduces six concrete strategies teachers can use to foster independence in the classroom.  The strategies can be used to support a flexible classroom in which students are working on their own or in small groups on a variety of tasks at one time. Teachers should model the strategies and give students multiple opportunities to practice.  The strategies include:

  • 1-2-3 Then Me
  • Recorded Questions and Answers
  • Resource Files
  • Hidden Hints
  • Colored Cups
  • Question Cups

These strategies can be used by teachers of any age range or subject area. Given time and practice, they may help students learn to direct their own daily learning.

Source Organization: Edutopia

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