In this most recent installment on the Powerful Learning Practice Blog, our focus turns to helping our students dig more deeply into one tool (screencasts). Because our students are engaged, we have found they are more likely to persist with a task that doesn’t come easily at first. Add a strong, supportive learning community via Edmodo, and we are starting to see success!
Teaching and guiding students to use this one tool has helped in other ways, too.
While the two of us were becoming more learners than teachers, we also wanted to move our students to become teachers for each other. Our learning environment needed more balance.
Any time when we can put students in the role of teacher can be a benefit to everyone. I wouldn’t say passion-based, student-driven learning is any less work than a more traditional model of instruction, but in this context, I could not image a better way to teach.