Thursday, July 23, 2015

Learn Like a Pirate~Chapter 8

Awww, we're coming to a close of the Learn Like a Pirate book study with The Primary Gal!

We'll be talking about Empowerment today.

Empowerment is how we can get the students to take control of the classroom (some of which was mentioned in previous chapters), as well as how empowerment can get students excited for learning.

One way Paul does this is through Passion Time {also known as Genius Hour}, where students spend time in class working on their own projects.
If you put Genius Hour into the search bar on TPT, you'll come up with a bunch of resources to help you get started!

Paul also uses an acronym (sort of like a KWL, but better!) to help guide his students during the passion time project.
 There are other ways to bring empowerment to your students, through little things you allow them to do and take control of.

In order for these to work successfully, you need to truly believe in the process, and how you can empower your students.

There are definitely aspects of this that I am raring to go on-and some that require a little more thought :) .

It will be very interesting to see how this plays out in may classroom-and how the students react to it!

Smiles and Sunshine,

1 comment:

  1. Kaitlyn - I really enjoyed reading your posts throughout this book study! Thank you so much for taking the time to read, reflect, and record your thoughts for everyone to read! If you or any of your readers ever have any questions, please email me at and I will do my best to answer those questions! I will also be creating a FAQ page at in the coming weeks. Thanks again!!!
    - Paul Solarz


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