Review of Leaving to Learn: How Out-of-School Learning Increases Student Engagement and Reduces Dropout Rates, by Elliot Washor and Charles Mojkowski
Students' 10 Expectations of Schools are the new Imperatives (Animation) from the new book, Leaving to Learn, by Elliot Washor and Charles Mojkowski.
Students' 10 Expectations of Schools
Relationships: Do my teachers, and others who might
serve as my teachers, know about me and my interests and talents?
Relevance: Do I find what the school is teaching to be relevant to my interests?
Authenticity: Is the learning and work I do regarded as significant outside of school by experts, my family, community members, and employers?
Application: Do I have opportunities to apply what I am learning in real-world settings and contexts?
Choice: Do I have real choices about what, when, and how I will learn and demonstrate my competence?
Challenge: Do I feel appropriately challenged in my learning and work?
Play: Do I have opportunities to explore and to make mistakes, and learn from them, without being branded as a failure?
Practice: Do I have opportunities to engage in deep and sustained practice of those skills I need to learn?
Time: Do I have sufficient time to learn at my own pace?
Timing: Can I pursue my learning out of the standard sequence?
The book can be purchased here.