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The six rules seem to be

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The six rules seem to be something that would be benefical to implement at a variety of levels. Students see enjoy being in charge of their own learning.

High School Life Science teacher from East London, South Africa

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I loved this post. I have ordered the book and can't wait for it to arrive.

The 6 rules sound like a really good way to get learners to take responsibility for themselves, mature and act as responsible citizens. I am definitely going to try something similar with my classes.

English teacher and literacy coach, Sydney, Australia

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Elena your post resonates across geographic lines. As a secondary school English teacher from Australia, I too have witnessed the extraordinary difference we as teachers can make when we support the development of social and emotional intelligence. This is evident when alumni visit school and share their experiences of life beyond the school gate. It is at these times that we witness the impact of not only giving students a voice, but helping them develop the confidence, courage and compassion to use that voice. Of course literacy skills are important, but they extend beyond simply reading writing and viewing. Effective voice requires critical, emotional and creative literacy skills.

Thanks for Paul Tough book recommendation, it sounds like an inspiring read.

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Excellent post. Excellent 6

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Excellent post. Excellent 6 rules, excellent program.
(I was the Head of St. Paul's Episcopal School in Oakland--different language--same outcomes. We focused on their social responsibility (with things like service learning). gave them responsibility and got great results.

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