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Have You Ever Shadowed a Student?

studentHow would education be different if teachers had the opportunity to “be a student” for a day? One educator followed two high school students over the course of a normal school day and came away with many ideas for doing things differently.

I waited fourteen years to do something that I should have done my first year of teaching: shadow a student for a day. It was so eye-opening that I wish I could go back to every class of students I ever had right now and change a minimum of ten things ā€“ the layout, the lesson plan, the checks for understanding. Most of it!

Read about her experience and takeaways. Have you ever done anything similar? If so, did it change how you teach?

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