Should students take more responsibility for learning?

03/6/2013 | Education Week Teacher

Teachers and parents should allow students to experience the effects of making academic mistakes such as not completing homework on time instead of having parents sign off on every assignment, educator Nancy Flanagan writes in this blog post. "A useful framework for teaching middle schoolers -- one that I came to understand only after years of experience -- is the deep conviction that we don't give them enough real work and responsibility," she writes.

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