While on our month long road trip, we had the pleasure of stopping by the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia. Though a magnetic school, how they educate their students is much different from the norm. Students at SLA learn in a project-based environment where the core values of inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation and reflection are emphasized in all classes.
But at the Science Leadership Academy, the students don’t just learn. They teach as well. One of their students, Ozzy, explains that through their Student Assistant Teaching Program students can help teachers in lower level classes by tutoring and running mini lessons. Take a look.
What other ways can we get students involved in the educational process? What other models have you seen out there? In your opinion, what’s working? Should we even change how we engage our students? We would love to hear from you.