“Summer slide,” “Summer brain drain,” no matter what term you use for it, it’s well-known that learners lose critical academic skills during the weeks that they are out of school. This is true in both reading and math, and especially true for low-income learners.
Why reinvent the wheel when you can borrow from the experts?
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Empowering learners and teachers is not an easy thing to do. It helps if you have models of practice. In this first of a series of Evidence Based Practice Videos, we examine how the educators and learners at Hobsonville Point Secondary School in the northern suburbs of Auckland, New Zealand are building a culture of empowerment and creativity.
In his recent Edutopia article, Joshua Block challenges educators to remember how we learn – where does learning come from and how can educators help transform the learning experience for the student? He concludes “[d]eep learning often happens when learners encounter experiences that challenge them to figure something out, explore new information, and create a product.”