"In our learning environment...we can teach other people by doing amazing projects that teach life skills."
"Our learning environment helps me learn to help people, just like they help me."
"We learn better this way. We're all teachers and students so we learn more and learn faster. If we have any trouble, we go and fix it ourselves."
"...have an environment where we can learn, not just from books,but from our PLN."
"Working in groups helps me learn better."
"My classroom is the coolest place that I've ever been to in my entire life."
"I keep earning A's on my report card because I know this classroom works."
So next time you have one of "those days," take some clues from your students.Give them time to reflect and and find solutions. As with so many things, our students have answers as to how to solve problems and meet challenges. We've just got to give them the opportunity to do it.
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