Thursday, September 3, 2015

Hands-on Learning

At Goodrich School, our students are very involved in their own learning. The students are the most important piece to the puzzle of learning! As the new school year is in full swing, I like to stop and take a moment to think about the ways in which students are taking an active role in their learning throughout the day.

Students are constructing meaning from the tools and opportunities that are in front of them. Providing students with multiple avenues to “show what they know” allows for students’ needs to be met at every turn. 

 The level of learning that is engaging our students does not just happen as they sit in a desk. They are active participants.

 Learning through meaningful peer interaction is at the center of learning. We have little teachers sitting next to us in every classroom! Their abilities, viewpoints and explanations allow us to learn something in a whole new way.

Allow me to leave you with this question- what is better than learning something while having fun!? Giving students the opportunity to learn through positive peer interactions, and even some laughter, is a heartwarming way to know that students are engaged, feel accepted, and are active participants in the learning. Our school year is off to a great start!

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