Personalized Learning

Who-says-you-can't-Promoting-experimentation

How to promote experimentation during the COVID-19 shutdowns

March 19, 2020

There are many, many real challenges associated with these school closings.  I don’t take them lightly and I appreciate the leaders working to ensure equity, provide services and promote a caring culture from a distance.  To those of you doing...

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Teachers, are you afraid to say yes?

March 11, 2020

Are you afraid to say yes? I bet you are, at least a little bit. Saying NO is easier.  It’s safer.  It lets you maintain control.  NO is the word of restraint. I think that’s why it’s a first response...

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Blended Learning is a Good Start

Blended Learning is a Good Start, but…

September 12, 2019

A model of personalized learning? I recently visited a school district that  had recently implemented blended learning.  Specifically, teachers were using the station rotation model of blended learning.  It was a clear and welcome departure from the teacher at front, student in rows...

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5 Questions to Get Students Engaged

5 Questions to Get Students Engaged

August 22, 2019

Engagement.  The magic word.  I’ve conducted countless Instructional Rounds, learning walks and other observations focused on engagement. Are kids engaged? It’s a great question.  It’s really THE question. And, unfortunately, all too often the answer is no. Why? Part of it is the...

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Personalize learning with empathy

How to personalize learning? Start with empathy.

July 1, 2019

I recently caught up with a  friend of mine, let’s call her Sheila.  We hadn’t talked in some time and I was glad to catch up on her life and, especially, to hear how her daughter, Carolyn, was doing. A History...

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