To that end, here are some things we have learned so far:
- Choice is motivating
- The world is often messy with perspectives not being clear among a wide group of people (think of the situation in Ferguson, MO)
- Excellence takes work and constant vigilance.
- Regular and persistent feedback is also motivating
- It isn't enough to ask students to take responsibility for their own learning. Training and a structure is needed to make that happen, especially when students have learned throughout their years of education that school is something that is provided for them, not necessarily something they do.
I am asking the crowd for their ideas as I hone my own plan. Be a part of the learning laboratory of Lights Academy! Share your ideas as a comment to this post.