When someone says it better..

One of the issues of living in the information age is attempting to formulate some idea or thought, throwing it out there, then finding someone who has done it better. If you had any interest in what I wrote about yesterday, I encourage you to check out this great post on the Personalize Learning blog.  The author eloquently describes a continuum of student engagement from compliance to flow and provides a nifty illustration of behaviors illustrated along this continuum.

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Continuum of Engagement TM by Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Based on work at bit.ly/continuumengagement.* Graphic design by Sylvia Duckworth 

The irony here, of course, is that as students become MORE engaged, the learning environment becomes louder and messier and the teacher seems to be doing much less traditional “teaching.”

This is a nice reminder for me, as an administrator, to let our staff know that we expect “curious” classrooms with a bunch of messy learning taking place, not compliant classrooms with a teacher delivering content in front of a compliant audience.

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