Ryan Mocarski has taught 8th-grade science for 8 years. His 2013 book the “Mocarski Model” demonstrates how to create a PBL-centered classroom that’s paperless. He believes that if you create a positive classroom environment, all students are able to become academically and socially successful.
That sounds like a pretty standard prescription…but his tactics are ground-breaking! Listen to this fascinating young teacher who fearlessly allows kids to DO NOTHING at times in his room! He also wears a suit and tie everyday!
Students are sick of sitting and listening.
Challenge your students to demonstrate learning in their own way.
What You Can Do Tomorrow?
- Challenge students to come up with their own method of demonstrating mastery.
- Repeat to yourself the following before class tomorrow, “it’s okay if my students are off task. The goal is to empower them and they may need some think time to accomplish this!”
Empowering students will open the door to epic engagement!