We interviewed Giselle Martin-Kniep, president of the Learner Centered Initiative. As always, Giselle is a very thoughtful educator. We explored her work with civic engagement paying attention to how she provides opportunities for students, teachers, administrators, and community members to voice their perspectives on key issues.
They co-create ideas, inform their opinions as they socially construct greater understanding of an issue. As they learn, they take action and experiment with the impact of their ideas in the classroom. And, finally, they discover a great deal about themselves and others as they open their minds and hearts to multiple perspectives.
- Listening with Heart, Body & Mind
- Tool: Cultivating Listening Skills
- LCI Criteria for Rigor
- Documenting Student Participation
- Giselle’s book, Communities that Learn, Lead, and Last: Building and Sustaining Educational Expertise