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What if Students and Teachers Became Equals?

November 21, 2013
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What if Students and Teachers Became Equals?
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One Brooklyn high school experiments

Usually teachers run classrooms and assess student work. But some educators at the Brooklyn Collaborative Studies high school find that students learn better when they take responsibility for their own learning. So teachers are leaving the front of the room and sitting in desks just like their students. “The students create the class,” one teacher says. “It’s not guided, except by what they’re saying. It’s breaking down all the old paradigms.”

 

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