Sunday, October 14, 2012

Put Students at the Decision Table

Recently I was notified that a particular program might be adopted. I tried that program with students, and they did not like it. I wondered if the program adoption included students' opinions and reflections. Today, with so many wonderful, engaging tools available, we must remember to engage student opinion before selecting and implementing tools and strategies.  We should choose tools that are engaging and challenging rather than those that are dull and boring. Let's put children at the decision making table too.