If you’re familiar with the world of self-help books, you’ve most likely heard of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.
Teachers spend a lot of time developing lessons and content to engage their students. Many spend hours finding the perfect video, the ideal lesson, or the right activity to get students interested. But what if we shifted away from engaging students by telling them what they should learn and instead empower learners to figure out what they want to learn?
When Chicago teacher LaShonda Carter learned that her 18-year-old student needed childcare for her newborn baby in order to attend a job interview, she stepped in and helped by driving the student to her interview and taking care of her baby.