Creating Multiple Pathways for Learning Introduction

image-a Offering Multiple PathwaysAccording to Charlotte Danielson (2009), “Students are more likely to be engaged in learning when lessons contain multiple correct answers and pathways to find them, student choice, relevance to students’ lives, collaboration, and rigor” (p. 310).

Distinguished classrooms show students initiating proposals to modify or change learning so it becomes most relevant to them as individuals. As students become increasingly engaged in learning they begin to realize that they are involved in a “pursuit of value.” Consequently, they begin to approach learning with energy and vigor; contributing to the culture of learning present in the classroom.

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