Formative Assessment and Habits of Mind: Interview with Scott Fellows

The 2020/2021 school year was difficult for everyone, but for many the lessons learned during that time have served as impetus to take a hard look at what works– and what doesn’t– for students and faculty. What elements of remote learning do we want to keep? What new aspirations have emerged as we return to […]

4 Practical Examples Of How To Grow Self-Direction In Your Students

In the previous post, we outlined the three selfies — self-managing, self-monitoring, and self-modifying — to develop requisite behaviors for self-directed learning. Let’s now take a look at a few examples. Each example has a short description as well as annotated commentary on its connection to 16 Habits of Mind and 4 Attributes of Personalized Learning. Example […]

How To Encourage Self-Directed Practices In Our Students

Many teachers are desperate to see the active sense-making when students feel more ownership and responsibility for their learning. How might we move students from needing to be spoon-fed to developing their capacity to become more self-directed? It starts with a candid reflection on what you are seeing in their behaviors and actions and how […]