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Marie Bjerede

Marie Bjerede
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Marie Bjerede is President at Agentic Learning. Follow Marie on Twitter at @mbjerede.

The Willpower Gap – Misinterpreting Student Agency

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When definitions of agency lead to work that is driven purely by willpower, those definitions need to be reconsidered. The agentic classroom should be hard but fun for teachers and students alike.

The Problem With Responsible Students

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Students with agency, on the other hand, are not responsible in the sense that they have embraced the agenda of the adults and comply with it, rather they are reliable and cooperative in pursuing their learning.

Student Agency: The Canary in the Coal Mine

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How do you know if your personalized learning initiative is working? What you measure can have a profound impact on the outcomes you see. Focusing on student agency can help.

What is Agentic Learning and Why is it Important?

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Fostering student agency may seem like a daunting task. Fortunately, there are many pedagogical approaches that, when implemented well, lead to engagement and intrinsic motivation, providing opportunities for students to develop agency.

Accelerating Disruption in Schools

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By: Marie Bjerede and Michael Gielniak, Ph.D. Today’s schools continue to be asked to prepare students for jobs, but the jobs have changed. It's time to accelerate the kind of disruption in schools that will change status quo and help students prepare for the future.

It’s Time for Student Agency to Take Center Stage

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The modern workforce is described by many as dependent on effective, self-directed employees. If so, we need to develop a high level of agency in students right now before they are assimilated into the workforce.

Five Steps to Transforming a District

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Transforming a district is simple. Simple in the way that a New Year’s resolution is simple - we know what to do and what is necessary, but successful long-term results depend on real change, including a change in mindset. Simple, yet difficult.

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