Self-Determined Learning Episodes

June 17, 2022

Heading for Open Waters: A Reflection on the Purpose of School

Imagine your children waking each day, knowing what they are going to do and how they need to go about doing it. You've prepared them and the environment so well, they hum along in their work driven by curiosity and …

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Sept. 11, 2021

Redefining Success

Scott Schimmel, Founder, and CEO of You School walks us through the process of identifying what success looks like and explains why it is different for everyone. "Where do you go to figure yourself out?"

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Sept. 3, 2021

Learning as a Fountain, Not a Drain

Dr. Yong Zhao describes a new paradigm for assessment and technology in today's education system.

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June 25, 2021

All Is Not Lost When There is Play

Play is self-determined learning at its best, Peter Gray author of Free to Learn states, nature does not turn off our desire and capacity to learn when children turn five or six, we turn it off with our coercive system …

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June 4, 2021

Supporting the Self-Determined Learner

Imagine spending time on what you care about using your observation of others as not only motivation but as an actual learning resource. Today is part four of four on making learning personal. Mike Wehmeyer, co-author of the 2020 book …

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