Inspire Self-Directed Learning

This article, written by an educator, shares ideas for nurturing self-directed learning in the classroom. It lays out four steps, and related resources, to get ideas and inspiration for trying the Gradual Release of Responsibility approach and Peer-to-Peer Instruction models to build student autonomy. It also includes detailed classroom tips such as relying on context and embracing improvisation.

This group of resources and tips is a great introduction for teachers who would like to help build agency in their classroom, even within a more traditional school systems. The Students at the Center research paper, Motivation, Engagement, and Student Voice provides more background for teacher who want to explore this topic further.

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