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Relinquishing Control: How to Make Gifted Students Responsible for Their Learning

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As teachers, many of us like having control over everything that happens in our classrooms; however, in maintaining that control, we've also taken away a lot of the responsibility for learning from our students. It's time to relinquish that control and put much of the accountability for learning back where it belongs - with the students, and gifted students are no exception, as they often thrive best when challenged. Join Lauren Boucher as she explores how she used learning contracts and rubrics to relinquish control in her gifted classroom. She will provide classroom activities, as well as sample rubrics, contracts, and presentations to use with your students. Lauren will also share personal experiences to help you be better prepared for student and parent reactions. Discover how to let go and allow your students excel. While many of the examples shared are from a gifted class, they are adaptable and applicable for use with all students.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Cross-curricular
Last aired on: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 @ 4:30 PM EST
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Learning Theories & Strategies, Special Education
Tags: contracts, gifted, ownership of learning, rubrics, special education

Reviews (20)

Full Member
Thanks for some wonderful information Lauren.
Basic Member
Love the Learning Contract!
Full Member
Great Webinar - some valuable resources for letting students get control of their learning. Thank you!
Basic Member
Thanks great info
Basic Member
Great information. Thank you for sharing and all the examples.
Full Member
I thought this was very informative and gave me a lot to think about.
Basic Member
Truly enjoyed...can adapt many ideas to my Special Ed LD Learners...thanks so much for sharing.
Full Member
Great information.
Basic Member
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