157: Don’t Confuse Your E’s

Engagement and empowerment not only have different meaning, but they hold different values in the classroom as students become leaders of their own learning. Fine tune your definition of engagement and empowerment by listening to this episode as well as gain tips and tricks to upgrade your teaching efficacy in the classroom.

Don’t Confuse Your E’sQuotables

  • The more I passed the baton to my kids, the better they did in the classroom
  • Teachers just assume if their class is engaging that their kids are empowered to take ownership in their learning but that couldn’t be further from the truth
  • We as educators have to be intentional about what we are doing and why
  • It takes a lot of energy and a lot of effort to build a class where the goal is for students to run it
  • There’s no reason for you to do something for kids that they can do for themselves

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I am a teacher trainer and coach. Working elbow to elbow with teachers and teacher leaders to ensure instructional proficiency and student achievement soar lights me up. We have a real need in our nation for strong educators to remain in the field. My blog, book, podcast, courses and instructional materials are geared towards empowering teachers (and those that lead them) to receive the support needed to grow and thrive today, tomorrow and always.