What Happens When You Own Your Learning?

October 7, 2022

A bulletin board hangs with the question surrounded by student responses

Ownership of learning means a student is motivated, engaged, and self-directed with a sense of autonomy, choice, and responsibility in their actions. At the beginning of the school year, Browne’s middle schoolers were presented with the question, “What happens when you own your learning?” Each student considered how they learn best and what strategies they can put into place to support their learning style. Next, they created individual artwork with their personal depiction of the answer to the question. 

Head of Middle School Bonita Lea commented, “Students can decide what kind of person they want to be, how they want people to perceive them, and how people think about their work. In other words, transitioning each year in school means you are starting a new adventure with an entirely clean slate. It also allows students to move from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset, where they see mistakes as an opportunity to learn.”


A collection of student responses around a cutout saying,
A collection of student response illustrations next to an illustration that says,
A student illustration of a character struggling with a basic painting next to that character succeeding with a more elaborate painting.