Creating a classroom of learners

Screen Shot 2013-09-15 at 10.32.38 AM Students are often frozen or unable to complete work due to the fear of getting things wrong. This causes anxiety and inhibits learning. The role of the teacher is to encourage students to be problem solvers and to understand that that means trying and making mistakes and then trying again. Think about Einstein and the lessons from his life of perseverance in the pursuit of knowledge. ” The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” Albert Einstein . There is a great picture book you could use to teach your students about the value of questioning and searching for answers. The book is called, On a Beam of Light by Jennifer Berne.

Screen Shot 2013-09-15 at 11.09.36 AMCreating a classroom culture where students can take risks, get wrong answers and remain confident learners is challenging but essential if learners are to meet the challenges of the 21st century.