Creating Student-Centered Classrooms for English Language Arts
Creating Student-Centered Classrooms provides teachers and school leaders actionable guidance for creating collaborative, student-centered classrooms that focus on equitable opportunities for students to engage with instruction and deepen student learning.
The guide serves as a resource for teachers who are working to engage students in more student-to-student learning opportunities and centering students as the experts in the classroom. The guide helps teachers enhance instruction by building knowledge around student-centered routines that support high-level instructional tasks. The guide also provides a starting point for teachers considering how to incorporate student voice into classroom instruction by providing actionable tips for inviting students to be co-creators of the curriculum.
Included with the guide is access to video and other tools, such as sample tasks and student-facing task sheets, that can be studied and discussed by professional learning communities and serve as models for creating student-centered classrooms at your school.
Each guide contains the following
- Teachers Guide– This guide provides a foundation for creating a student-centered classroom, supporting tools, and classroom strategies designed to support the immediate implementation of student-centered routines.
- Video examples– Watch clips of a middle school student-centered classroom in action.