Miriam Plotinsky on How To Empower Student Agency

Key Points

  • Kids should read books that are at threat of being banned because that’s how they learn. 

  • Often, learning happens when teachers stop talking.

Miriam Plotinsky

On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Shawnee Caruthers is joined by author and instructional specialist Miriam Plotinsky to discuss her new book Teach More, Hover Less.

Miriam is a strong advocate for student-centered learning, she provides coaching and professional development for teachers and administrators. Plotinsky is widely published in Education Week, Edutopia, ASCD Express, The Teaching Channel, EdSurge, K–12 Talk, and Education World. She is also a National Board Certified Teacher with additional certification in administration and supervision.


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