How are you purposefully planning for shaping the learning environment with your students? How much focus will be placed on having control vs how much focus will be on generating opportunities to learn freedom? Can students learn from a behavioral mistakes rather than be punished for them? How comfortable are you with your decisions about control, freedom, and responsibility? Does increasing student freedom and responsibility create more teacher freedom?
Read Emma McDonald’s article, “Freedoms and Responsibilities”
Find Carla Shalaby’s 8 questions on Twitter here.
Read Ariana Mygatt’s article, “Teaching Freedom: How Learning To Stumble Might Get Us Somewhere Worth Going”
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