self-directed learning

Originally posted as a blog post February 2012. I tried to explain what this means to me in my own learning in a screen-cast this last summer: Now comes a few examples from my students. I ask my students to do a bit of research and some writing about a burning question they have about something of interest to them. More about my curriculum here. I'm interested in this notion of connected...
This year we begin our spring testing with civics and economics - the course I teach. Since we test first, we have several weeks of classes left after testing. In hope of sparking each student's drive, I've invited them to undertake capstone projects in government, politics, economics, or career readiness. I've offered up some suggestions for planning and iterating projects, and I've put forth...
I tried to explain what this means to me in my own learning in a screen-cast this last summer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaNoD9RlQg0&feature=youtu.be Now comes a few examples from my students. I ask my students to do a bit of research and some writing about a burning question they have about something of interest to them. More about my curriculum here: https://docs.google.com/open?id=...