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References and handouts from the ASTA 2014 Conference session, Give Up Control, Embrace Freedom.

Student Planner. Developing Responsible and Autonomous Learners: A Key to Motivating Students. Ames, C. (1992).

Developing Responsible and Autonomous Learners: A Key to Motivating Students

Classrooms, goals, structures, and student motivation. Journal of Educational Psychology, 84, 261-271. APA Work Group of the Board of Educational Affairs (1997, November). Learner-centered psychological principles: A framework for school reform and redesign. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Bandura, A. (1977). Bandura. Bandura, A. (1997). Barnett, W. Baumann, J. Beebe-Frankenberger, M., Bocian, K. Borkowski, J.

Ceci, S. Facilitating Learning in a Student-Driven Environment (Keys to PBL Series Part 4) Liza: So when you're working on projects and you really have student-driven lessons, it can be scary because you don't feel like you're in control, but you really are.

Facilitating Learning in a Student-Driven Environment (Keys to PBL Series Part 4)

If you are planning the right way ahead of time, you are scaffolding every single aspect of that lesson and what the students are doing. You may say to yourself, it's way too much, there's too much to do. But that hard work in the beginning allows it to be completely student-driven and they know that this is their education and that I'm here to support them. I'm not here to tell them what they need to know.

Teacher: What else can we use the lake for besides drinking and fishing? Sheela: So it's not about just giving kids a worksheet that the teacher has created to complete. Teacher: Just think for a minute and reflect on this idea. Peggy: Teachers need to be very conscious of building in opportunities for reflection, because that's the thing that's very easy to forget. Liza: So we have learning targets for every day. Facilitating Learning in a Student driven environment video transcript. 8 Essentials for Project-Based Learning (by BIE) PBL Essential Elements Checklist. How to Get Projects Off to a Good Start.

In project-based learning, project kickoff is an exciting day -- and for good reason.

How to Get Projects Off to a Good Start

This is when PBL shifts from planning to active learning -- the moment when students enter the picture. By planning entry events that fire up their curiosity, you'll engage students' sense of inquiry right from the start. Today's post focuses on planning effective entry events. My next post will offer ideas for culminating events. In between these important PBL bookends, a world of active learning unfolds. Launch with a Bang There's more than one way to get a project off the ground, but good entry events share common characteristics. Combined with the provocative driving question for the project, the entry event gives students a "need to know. " Good entry events also convey a teacher's investment in the project. Here are a few ideas to jumpstart your thinking about how to get your project off the ground.

Setting the Scene Thus began an ambitious, schoolwide project based on the Epic of Gilgamesh. The Arizona Experience - landscapes, people, culture and events. Arizona Experience videos on YouTube. Empowering Students to Act. Motivating Students And Teaching Them to Motivate Themselves By Maurice Gibbons » Motivating students to pursue Self Directed Learning » Dealing with the Self Directed Learning crisis» Motivating SDL students and teaching them to motivate themselves » Dealing with difficult students Motivation is both a unique and critical issue in teaching adolescents to be self-directed.

Empowering Students to Act

It is unique in that the teacher must motivate students to take on the task of managing their own activities, and must then teach them to motivate themselves as an essential aspect of continuing self- direction. It is also unique in that we are dealing with adolescence; a dynamic and sometimes troubled stage in students’ lives. Our efforts are most successful when they are appropriate for the tasks their unfolding natures present to them. Motivating Students to Pursue SDL The first step of motivation in SDL is to build enthusiasm for involvement in the process. The second principle is modeling SDL. Reflection & ePortfolios.

Teachers Reflect.