Learn by Leading
Lesson Objective: Empower students to take ownership of their learning
All Grades / All Subjects / Motivation

Thought starters

  1. How does Ms. Park's mindset empower students?
  2. What can you learn from Ms. Park about teaching leadership skills?
  3. How does Ms. Park's approach to teaching science help students develop life skills?
Ms. Park's energy, encouragement, and hands on techniques keeps the students attention.
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Love how the teacher uses science to empower students. How can a teacher begin to facilitate this type of leadership?
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The teacher's mindset empowers students as she allows them to be leaders in their day to day education.
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as a teacher, interaction is important in the eyes of students,
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I love how this teacher is so involved with her students and wants the absolute best for them. Actually wanting the students to be in control, demonstrating the lesson in real life is and applying that is a great thing. Students must be able to think for themselves and not rely solely upon a teacher to do it for them. Great video.
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  • Learn by Leading

    Interviewee: Developing students to be thinkers and to be the people who take action, you're giving them

    Learn by Leading

    Interviewee: Developing students to be thinkers and to be the people who take action, you're giving them a skill by which to be successful in life. That they're not gonna be someone who's told what to do, that they're not gonna be somebody who doesn't contribute and just kinda falls to the side and let other people do the important things.

    Perfect. That was excellent.

    Interviewee: I want my students to be the ones on the field playing. I want what they do to matter, and I want them to know that they have the ability to do that.

    Male Voice: [Cross talk 0:45 – 0:47]. One's going up once in a while, and this one's goin' up really quick.

    Interviewee: Really? Which one is this one?

    Male Voice: This one's the one with no, only—no plant. Only carbon dioxide.

    Female Voice: Only carbon dioxide. Yeah

    Interviewee: Really?

    Male Voice: That one's breathing in the—

    Male Voice: It's because that one is breathing in the carbon dioxide. That's what I think.

    Interviewee: That's different from what we thought.

    Male Voice: No, it—we thought this—

    Female Voice: No, we thought that the—

    Interviewee: Oh, you're right.

    Sitting back and just learning what other people wrote in a book is not okay. I want them to be the creators of what they're learning. I think teaching science this way, with experiences, with manipulatives, with things that they are playing around with, I think that gives them leadership in their own learning. [Laughter]

    [End of Audio]

School Details

Eastside College Preparatory School
1041 Myrtle Street
East Palo Alto CA 94303
Population: 336

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Suney Park


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Project-based Learning, PBL, Projects, Engagement

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