Personalized Learning

From the Factory to Student-Centered Learning: A Look at Education Theory
Thursday, January 25, 2018
From the Factory to Student-Centered Learning: A Look at Education Theory

A frequent criticism of public education in the United States is its supposed resemblance to a factory. A 2012 article in The Atlantic went so far as to offer ways to “break free of our 19th-century factory-model education system.” The article, written by education and innovation entrepreneur Joel Rose, explored...

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Simple Strategies to Help Teachers and Students Get Started with Personalized Learning
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Simple Strategies to Help Teachers and Students Get Started with Personalized Learning

According to the Glossary of Educational Reform, personalized learning refers to a diverse variety of educational programs, learning experiences, instructional approaches, and academic-support strategies that are intended to address the distinct learning needs, interests, aspirations, or cultural backgrounds of individual students. While this can be quite a mouthful, the central...

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Using Personalized Learning to Promote Educational Equity
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Using Personalized Learning to Promote Educational Equity

Educators across the country are striving to promote equity in their classrooms and schools. Personalized learning is one strategy that helps in this effort by meeting all students where they are and providing the tools they need to master each subject. This individualized approach goes a long way in classrooms...

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Combining Passion and Personalized Learning
Monday, October 17, 2016
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Many people think implementing personalized learning in the classroom is an impossible feat given so many requirements and growing classrooms. It’s not only possible, it makes students want to learn. Personalized learning involves tailoring material to the individual student’s passions and...

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Creative Alternatives to Book Reports
Thursday, November 10, 2016
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Book reports are a valuable tool for assessing students’ understanding of independent reading, but writing report after report can become rote for students—and reading them can be equally tedious for educators. Fortunately, there are a plethora of alternative methods to accomplish the same goal. Take a look at these fun...

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Why Your Students Cheat on Their Reading
Monday, October 24, 2016

Are your students completing their summer reading? Do they make up their reading logs, read online summaries, and fake the work? If so, it might not be their fault. Teachers choose books with the best of intentions—they want to expose kids to the books that made them love reading. Still, this time-honored...

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