Guiding Students to Be Independent Learners

“In the quickly evolving workplace and at a time when graduates are competing for jobs and careers with others around the world, the capacity to change rapidly and apply new skills is paramount. Bottom line: Learning how to learn is a game changer in the global knowledge economy, and it’s never too early to teach students how to begin to learn more independently.”

Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers share three strategies for helping students become self-motivated and take charge of their learning.

Tech Buddies: Building Technology Skills through Peer Teaching

Take a look at this innovative practice used at John Barry Elementary School in Meriden, CT.

Explore more of this district’s useful resources.

English Fun #28: Poetic Problem

Grammar Fun #27: I’m Not the Only One

Grammar Fun #25: Choices, Choices

Grammar Fun #24: Like Nails on a Chalkboard

Grammar Fun #23: Reading and Rhyming

Grammar Fun #22: It Cuts Both Ways


Seriously speaking, I really do appreciate the many wonderful English teachers I had in Greenwood. Our schools were blessed with an abundance of excellent ones. Even in our adulthood my siblings, friends, and I have noted our appreciation for your exceptional contributions. Kudos and thanks to each of you.

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