Empowering Students to Take Risks, Make Mistakes and Master Difficult Material
September 24, 2013
How can teachers encourage students to take the intellectual risks to master rigorous content?
At a time when teachers nationwide are striving to achieve the increased instructional rigor required under new Common Core standards, this is a crucial question.
The 2013 Fishman Prize winners unpack how they challenge students to achieve more than they ever thought possible in Going Deep: Empowering Students to Take Risks, Make Mistakes and Master Difficult Material, the second paper in the annual Fishman Prize series. In their own voices, these exceptional teachers write vividly about their own students and classrooms.
- “What if the Question Is the Answer?” by Javier Velazquez
- “Pulling Back the Curtain” by Jennifer Corroy Porras
- “Banking on Students” by Josalyn Tresvant
- “Gettin’ Messi” by Keith Robinson
Taken together, this collection of essays offers a range of strategies that all teachers can use to help build and sustain student investment in their learning.