071: Student voice & choice through innovation and, yes, cardboard

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In this episode

Wonder how you can engage students in learning for hours at a time without teacher instruction or videos then get your license to take risks! Guest Christopher Weiss explains how personalized learning and self-regulation can go hand-in-hand when you increase student ownership through innovative practices such as the Global Cardboard Challenge. Increase your students’ abilities to problem-solve and learn and find yourself enjoying teaching more.

About today’s guest

Christopher Weiss is principal of Riverside School, named a “School of Distinction” by the Connecticut State Department of Education and considered a top K-5 school in the state. Riverside School is implementing a 4-year plan focused on the theme of “Innovation.” Christopher was recently named a finalist for the Bammy National “Innovator of the Year” Award and has a Twitter following of over 20,000.

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