IQRA Education-Student Empowerment Through Education (2014 – 2015)

Empowering Youth… Transforming Lives… Making a Difference…

Sometimes we need to step back, let go, and empower our students to take charge of their own learning. The following strategies will prove to be powerful when utilized with any age.

Choice: Do you allow students to choose the goals they work on each day? Do they choose their materials? What about their resources? Are students allowed to choose the path they take to reach their academic goals, for instance in a project-based learning environment? Do they choose where they sit to experience learning or who they work with? All of these factors can be crucial to student’s learning. Take the time to establish routines and model expectations, but then step back and offer opportunities for students to make choices. Let them be their own guides. Misfortune may ensue, but true learning occurs through mistakes and the correction of them. This is empowering in itself.

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