Walking in their shoes makes all the difference!

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Grant Wiggins has long been an advocate of hearing / seeing from students’ perspectives. During a UbD training with him a few years ago he brought in local students for participants to interview. That small sample of honest insight from a student was powerful for the group.

He recently had a guest post by a teacher who shadowed a student for a couple of days and was shocked by what she learned. As of last week the post had been read over 500,000 times!

“I have made a terrible mistake.

I waited fourteen years to do something that I should have done my first year of teaching: shadow a student for a day. It was so eye-opening that I wish I could go back to every class of students I ever had right now and change a minimum of ten things – the layout, the lesson plan, the checks for understanding. Most of it!” Continue reading the post here. 

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