Friday, March 25, 2011

Its Not the Kids

A couple of months ago I attended a workshop about mean-spirited behavior (bullying).  One thing that has stuck with me was when the speaker said, "When kids are in control in the classroom and out of control with other teachers, its not the kids."  I have been thinking about this a lot lately in relation to intrinsic motivation, classroom community, and student engagement.  I know I have a lot of thoughts about this, but would relish yours!