bungycat1

Our school has just watched 'Most Likely to Succeed' by Ted Dintersmith and we could clearly see the importance of choice, student engagement and creative problem-solving. I have embraced Daily 5 in my room for the past 10 years, and have observed the children become confident, resourceful, inquisitive and respectful learners. I strongly believe in the structure and the importance of students becoming independent and thoughtful readers and writers. I think the tools and strategies we teach the students are invaluable and just worry when I hear principals and others, who are wanting, 'deep learning' and 'student initiated projects'  and they are important, but the foundation has to be set first. What are your thoughts?


12.01.2018

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We don't endorse any programs like the one you mention, but we certainly agree with your assessment of the importabce of choice, student engagement and cereative problem-solving.  We also we the students in our care exhibit all those qualities you describe.  

Sometimes in education, folks gravitate to catch phrases or the latest new ideas.  We as teachers try to incorporate the concepts within what we know to be what's best for chidren.  

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