Classroom Management Strategies and other Teacher Worthy Ideas
Now there’s a question! Beginning at a very young age, children want to be loved and appreciated. They want to please (unless they’re a toddler!) Once they mature, how can we parents and teachers teach students to think for themselves?
Some of these life skills come from the life standards taught by their parents. I’ve seen some parents on the news teaching their children to steal from stores, for instance. That standard is not acceptable in our society. Children must be taught by their families- first and foremost!
Then we get them in our classrooms. How do we teach them to think for themselves along acceptable social and educational parameters?
To quote this post from teachthought.com:
“Big Idea: Promote self-directed & critical learning
There are 6 areas in the self-directed learning framework:
1. Self: (e.g., What citizenships am I a member of, and what does that suggest that I understand?)
2. Context: (e.g., What are the contexts of this topic or idea?)
3. Activate: (e.g., What do I or others know about this topic or idea?)”
“One response is to support students in designing their own learning pathways, in terms of content (what’s studied), form (how it’s studied), and most critically, purpose (why it’s studied). The end result is, ideally, students who can “think for themselves.”
Some children are naturally creative thinkers. Others are totally followers! How can we encourage ALL students to be independent, creative thinkers like Henry Ford and respectful of rules?
Here’s the link: