The Student-Centered Classroom
Transforming Your Teaching and Grading Practices
Leave behind one-size-fits-all lessons, tests, and grades in favor of a student-centered approach that is interactive, individualized, and rigorous. This resource details teaching practices that enhance student engagement through interactive instruction and academic rigor.
A guide for student-centered learning through interactive teaching practices and individualized assessment
Student-centered classrooms make it possible for schools to fulfill their best and most enduring promise: to give students a fair chance to grow up literate, open-minded, and prepared to succeed. With this resource as your guide, you will learn six teaching practices to help you leave behind one-size-fits-all lessons, tests, and grades in favor of a student-centered approach that is interactive, individualized, and rigorous.
- Learn how to use the two essential qualities of education, respect and agency, to help students achieve learning goals.
- Find affirmation in being part of a community of educators that is creating the potential for a much-needed shift in the approach to education and academic rigor.
- Discover ways to use speaking, listening, writing, and reading in new and creative ways.
- Explore the essential components of a student-centered approach to evaluation and assessment.
- Understand how to counter misconceptions about student-centered learning when communicating with colleagues, administrators, and parents.
Product Code: BKF951
Published By: Solution Tree
The Student-Centered Classroom is a vital contribution precisely when we need it. Whether the classroom is physical or virtual, the practical ideas in these pages will help every educator, from the seasoned veteran to the newest members of our profession. Meeting the individual needs of every student is complex and challenging, and this book provides thoughtful step-by-step guidance on how busy educators can do that. It is especially important that the book provides the why before the how for every strategy. The Frequently Asked Questions appendix is a treasure—a conversation starter for every meeting of collaborative teams.
If you are an educator who believes that we can do more than sort and rank students, Jeanette Jones Miller has a message for us all: you don’t need to wait for the system to change the way you teach. As you read this book you will be inspired by stories and equipped with strategies to create student-centered classrooms where all students can reach their full potential.