Prioritizing students' needs over their wants

04/25/2013 | Education Week Teacher

It is important that teachers stand firm in addressing students' learning needs, even when those needs seem to be at odds with what students want, educator David Ginsburg writes in this blog post. For example, science teacher Alli Romano chose to ask students to conduct research instead of presenting them with the information because she felt they would learn more. "The good news is that gaps between students' classroom needs and wants usually close once students experience the benefits of something they initially rejected," he writes.

View Full Article in:

Education Week Teacher

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
Content Design Manager, Science
Multiple Locations, SL_Multiple Locations
Sr. Technical Product Manager
Portland, OR
Program Officer, Teacher Development
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
Moorestown, NJ
Production Manager, Education and Leadership
Asia Society
New York, NY
CONTRACT - Education Consultants
East Coast, Phoenix, Los Angeles, SL_Multiple Locations