Student choice is all around us. Think about. Differentiated instruction, flexible seating (think Starbucks seating choices in your classroom), various assessments for students, and more. When students are put in charge of and at the center of their learning, they take more responsibility for it. It can be a magical thing to watch unfold. If you're not using any type of student choice in your classroom currently, here are some easy ideas you can implement today:
1. Flexible Seating for Students. Check out how Kayla Delzer of Top Dog Teaching implemented this strategy in her 2nd Grade classroom.
2. Flexible Student Assessments. Check out two great resources that allot your students the FREEDOM to CHOOSE what they want to write about - Reading Response Quilts for Informational Text and Novel Study. Students choose which responses they want to complete - talk about any easy way to implement student choice!
3. Flexible Class Time - AKA Genius Hour. This article from 20 Time in Education outlines how and why allowing students about an hour each week to work on something they want to work on can be extremely valuable.