Fifth-grade teacher gives students a voice through blogs

06/23/2013 | SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

Pernille Ripp, a fifth-grade teacher in Middleton, Wis., works every day to involve students in their own educational experience by giving them a voice. In this blog post, she writes that each year she asks her students to blog about topics she chooses, such as "what their path to learning" should look like, and then gives them an audience for their ideas via Twitter and other sources. She also suggests that teachers survey students after lessons to determine what they liked -- and didn't like -- as well as at the end of the year.

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