A New Learning Canvas Prototype

In observing many Agile Classrooms in action, I have noticed a few issues that  pop up frequently. In accordance with the principle of making the learning visible in order to support the student’s self-direction, I created an updated Learning Canvas to help. Problem 1: At times, students and teachers have trouble following or forget key parts of the…

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Element 4: Empowerment

There are 5 Elements to an Agile Classroom. This post will describe the fourth element, Empowerment. Agile Classrooms defines empowerment is the process of enhancing learners’ capacity to make choices towards achieving positive learning and life outcomes (1). When learners are fully empowered in choosing what and how they learn, we say they are self-directed.…

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Evoking Optimal Learning Engagement

Optimal engagement for learners is when they enter a state of consciousness called the flow state1. In flow, one’s mind and body are completely absorbed in the learning at hand, all distractions fade away. Learning becomes so enjoyable that it is pursued for its own sake. The conditions to enter the flow state, according to…

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