In one of our recent blog posts, we compared learning in the classroom to a visit to the doctor's office (Prescription for Learning) recognizing that we all come to either place with our own needs that are unique to each of us. Continuing that train of thought, I would like to discuss what it might look like if schools became more personalized. I hope by sharing ideas, a conversation might evolve that helps us all move forward on this personalized learning journey.
Let's begin with the learning environment and the antiquated practice of seat time to determine school funding and student grade progression. By now, I would venture to say that most educators know that seat time has nothing to do with learning and is an outdated practice considering the technology and resources available to us today.
Acknowledging this issue is not where the problem lies.Continue reading
Education will never be the same.
With the digital tidal wave currently crashing down around them, educators are having to re-think and relearn how to educate the students of today.
And often they have to do this by themselves. We can (and should) change that.Continue reading
If we, as educators, are not adapting our curriculum and instruction to be in step with what our students expect, then we are performing a gross disservice to them.
In this post we'll look at 5 facts about Generation Z students and what they mean for teachers, administrators and other educational leaders.