Dear Spectrum Community,
In reflecting on my priorities for April and May, I invite you to consider the following explanation of the development of autonomy from the Relational Learning Framework (Levels of Autonomy). It is a pedagogy with which I have been in love for a long time, and I am looking forward to exploring it more deeply with Spectrum teachers this spring.
My friend and colleague Erika Twani has just launched a new book called Becoming Einstein’s Teacher, which explains how to use Relational Learning Framework to tap every child’s full potential and intrinsic motivation. Believing in every child’s ability to learn how to learn, no matter what, has long been a belief at Spectrum, and this amazing book will provide key reminders, supports, and new ideas from across the globe on fostering school culture and practices around this belief.
I wish you a restful, playful, and happy spring break. Always at this time of year I feel like we are an accelerating locomotive, zooming toward the end of the year which comes in the blink of an eye.
Dr. Mary Beth Cunat
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