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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: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 @ 11:00 AM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Learning Theories & Strategies, Special Education
Tags: contracts, gifted, ownership of learning, rubrics, special education

Reviews (49)

Thank you.
Basic Member
Thank you, great information!
nice job, thanks
Basic Member
Thank you!
Full Member
Iíve seen/used many of these techniques before, but I LOVE that this webinar reminded me of the restaurant menu, because Iíd like to incorporate it in the future.
Full Member
This was a great lesson. Thank you.
well done
Nice work
Full Member
In case anyone needs the resources, I copied and pasted this from the backchannel discussion.
Full Member
I love the menu ideas, I used them some last year but want to do more with them. Thank you!
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