Why students should be encouraged to develop opinions

12/10/2012 | SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

Students should be taught to break away from the opinions of their teachers and parents, and develop their own thoughts, elementary-school principal Peter DeWitt writes in this blog post. He notes that students need to be heard, not just spoken to by teachers. "We need to encourage students to create their own opinions so they do not always feel as though they are on the outside looking in," he writes.

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