“Free-range” Students

A couple of wonderful Tweets you might want to share on opening faculty day in the coming weeks:

Many people commented on my post the other day about “Unleashing Jack”, but I have to pass these two priceless comments along.  First from Jon Bluestein, Director of Middle School Teaching and Learning at Randolph School in Hunstville, AL:

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I think we can ALL understand and use his metaphor: let’s develop “free range” students!

Then, from Jack himself:

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We all love and sympathize with elementary school teachers who have to manage all those “disruptive” boys!  But some of those boys and girls are going to turn out to be Jack Andraka, and by “managing” them along the assembly line, we have killed their natural passions.

Listen to the students and teachers. Yes, we can find the balance between effective class management and free-range students!

 

 

 

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