We always seem to talk about how our students should do better, be more engaged, be more motivated and so on. But doesn’t that change start with us, as teachers? Aren’t we the perfect tool to help our students develop further?
I was reading up on student autonomy for my masters and stumbled upon these amazing articles that explain how we, as teachers, can support the autonomy of our students.
Autonomy, according to Deci and Ryan (1987), can be defined as “action that is chosen; action for which one is responsible” (p. 1025).
In order to support that autonomy, there are a few things we as teachers can do that I have put into another handy infographic you might find useful for your teaching practices.