Helping Students to Think for Themselves

teaching students to think for themselves in an ELA classroom
encourage students to ask questions
encourage theories/ predictions/ hypotheses
connect material to students' lives
hexagonal thinking
have students share their passions
incorporate art
one-pagers
socratic seminar
have students self-evaluate
proficiency-based grading
allow students to resubmit work after evaluation and editing
model failure and grit
share about my own struggles with powerlifting, ceramics, learning Spanish
explicitly teach and model nonviolent communication
provide ample writing time
reflective journals
morning pages
6 word memoirs
offer alternative assessments
model and explicitly request
use sentence frames and adjective sheets
videos
twitter threads
business plans
daily attendance questions
visual thinking
model w/ non-academic topics
utilize current events + NYT Learning Network
provide choice
literature circles
methods of response
choice boards
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