This month my new article, Giving Students Ownership of Learning: The Architecture of Ownership, is appearing in the current online edition of Educational Leadership magazine.
“There are many reasons schools must live up to the challenge that students present, not the least of which being that students are more than the future: They are the present, urgently pressing teachers, administrators, and school leaders to respond to the challenges in our schools right now. Let’s make meaningful student involvement a reality for every student in every school today.”
You can find the article online, and if you’re interested I can email you a copy. This magazine is one of the most popular publications for K-12 educators in the U.S. As my friend and ally Sylvia Martinez wrote about it, “Published by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), every issue focuses on a single broad topic. The November 2008 issue is “Giving Students Ownership of Learning” and features some terrific articles about aspects of student-centered education from active learning, formative assessment, student voice, developing student expertise, the power of audience, and more.” I would suggest you get a hold of a copy of this month’s edition and read Sylvia and Dennis Harper‘s articles, along with that of my academic hero Dana Mitra, as well.