Thursday, March 12, 2015

Developing independent students - edchatNZ

After missing a couple of edchatNZ sessions, I started to feel that I had the so called 'withdrawal syndrome'

This chat did not disappoint, with many professionals spending time to share ideas and their knowledge in our 'virtual staff-room'! 


  • Although it is important to engage students and develop life-long learners, it is my perception that we should foremost aim to develop confidence in our students. This [I think] will enable students to work independently, as they will have the confidence to try new things, not fearing to make mistakes.
  • We need to encouraging students to think more for themselves and give them choices. When students have choices, they feel that they have ownership of their learning. Students will take more responsibility for their own learning when they have agency.
What if... we help students to experience a situation / challenge they never had before and enable them to utilize their individual skills to confidently solve a problem?

~ "Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students." - Solomon Ortiz ~

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