The Review Routine – A Feedback Protocol

An Agile Classroom encourages a frequent tempo and structure to demonstrate progress and receive feedback on small increments of learning. This is called the Review Routine. The Review Routine occurs at the end of each Learning Sprint.

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Growing Student Choice – Spectrum of Choice

Spectrum of Choice

The Spectrum of Choice is an artifact to help answer the following questions: Think of it as Bloom’s Taxonomy for student choice, categorized into five levels, The Spectrum of Choice describes how the students and the teacher are involved at each level. By selecting the appropriate level for each routine of the Learning Sprint, classrooms…

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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 learnersā€™ 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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Growing Self-Direction: A Scaffolding Model

How do we differentiate and scaffold self-directed learning? How do we meet students where they are, yet, continuously stretch them to become more self-directed? Empowering Boundaries You know how you grow a plant. Growing self-direction is like that. At first, you need to plant the seeds in a container. The container provides structure to support…

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