Role Reversal

Role Reversal

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Want to make your students more responsible for their own learning? Want to create an academic environment in which students thrive and develop a genuine thirst for knowledge? Want to improve your students' standardized test results but avoid a qteach-to-the-testq mentality that throttles creativity and freedom? In this book, Mark Barnes introduces and outlines the Results Only Learning Environment--a place that embraces the final result of learning rather than the traditional methods for arriving at that result. A results-only classroom is rich with individual and cooperative learning activities that help students demonstrate mastery learning on their own terms, without being constrained by standards and pedagogy. By embracing results-only learning, you will be able to transform your classroom into a bustling community of learners in which? * Students collaborate daily on a number of long-term, ongoing projects. * Students receive constant narrative feedback. * Yearlong projects target learning outcomes more meaningfully than worksheets, homework, tests, and quizzes. * Freedom and independence are valued over punitive points, percentages, and letter grades. * Students manage themselves and all but eliminate the need for traditional classroom management. Learn how your students can take charge of their own achievement in an enjoyable, project-based, workshop setting that challenges them with real-world learning scenarios--and helps them attain uncommonly excellent results.When I taught 7th grade, students typically joined my class with very little experience with research. Maybe 10 ... In the past, we used index cards for notes and source citations, and students typed their outlines and papers in a Word document. ... Students worked in groups of two or three and chose their own topicsa€”anything that fit what I called a€œDiscovery Research, a€ which meant mysterious or widelyanbsp;...

Title:Role Reversal
Author:Mark Barnes
Publisher:ASCD - 2013


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