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In today's hurried and harried school climate, it's hard to imagine setting aside time to let students self-direct, but there would be some great benefits.       

Students putting supplies away
My second grade class sits cross-legged on the rug. It is the first day of school, and I'm introducing a classroom tool that the children will be using today and all year. "What is this?" I ask as I... Read More