“Freedom and autonomy are the key words for this class,” says Don Wettrick, describing the “Innovations” course he teaches at Franklin Community High School in Franklin, Indiana.
The power of liberation. Letting students shape their own learning is one of the most powerful techniques a teacher has in their repertoire. Unfortunately, it most cases, it can only be used in a clandestine fashion, hoping to not upset the applecart that is school administration. Fortunately, as this article shows, there are some teachers and schools who lead through innovation, through trusting students, and through sheer guts.
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