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Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Alifie Kohn! A wonderful opportunity to hear him at Brandeis
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education
* What's the single greatest obstacle to creating more democratic classrooms?
* How can students make individual and collective decisions about learning?
* Is it realistic for students to participate in designing their curriculum?
we want students to take responsibility for their behavior and
learning, it is up to us to give them responsibilities. Research shows
unequivocally that students learn more effectively and care more about
what they are learning when they have some say about their experiences.
By contrast, they suffer from burnout when they feel powerless. Alfie
Kohn describes the whys and the hows of bringing students into the
decision-making process on many aspects of their learning.