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Personalize Learning: Making the Shift to "Our" Classroom

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Brian Anton, high school social studies teacher, shares how he had to change so his learners could drive their learning.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 14, 9:16 PM

One of the most difficult parts of our jobs as educators is to create a learning environment where our learners are engaged and meet content and curriculum goals. From my experience, the single most important challenge that needs to be addressed to earn engagement in our classrooms is to develop a culture of learner autonomy--allowing and encouraging learners to take control of their own learning. There are many barriers that we, as educators, must work to clear in order to create a strong culture that allows our learners to feel comfortable with working toward a common goal in the way that works best for them.


- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2016/02/making-shift-to-our-classroom.html#sthash.Fe2mNysX.dpuf

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/

 

Robert Dart's curator insight, May 15, 8:19 PM
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Helen Teague's curator insight, May 22, 10:26 AM
Kathleen McClaskey's insight: Brian shares how he transformed his classroom to a learner-centered environment and what happened in the process with his learners. Here is a glimpse of his journey: "As teachers, it is difficult to let go of control and to let our learners find the best ways for them to achieve content and curriculum goals. To be clear, our role in the classroom needs to change, and I think the trend in education is moving the correct direction--achieving and creating a learner-driven, personalized atmosphere is the key. Providing learners with the tools to succeed should be the goal, and we should focus on allowing them to use those tools in the way that works best individually. Instead of providing the blueprint for learners to achieve a goal, educators should be allowing and guiding them in designing, developing, and implementing their plan for accomplishing it. When this happens, drastic changes take place regarding engagement in our classrooms and ownership of learning appears, leading to a higher level of achievement."
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The Motivation Equation - Designing Lessons that Set Kids' Minds on Fire

The Motivation Equation - Designing Lessons that Set Kids' Minds on Fire | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 31, 2013 3:26 PM

A wonderful ebook. A FREE ebook. A very cleverly designed ebook. A great ebook.

 

Many insights on motivation and learning, compellingly presented in a media-enriched format. Definitely worth spending time on this one!

Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 31, 2013 3:29 PM

Fascinating example of a very rich way to publish material. Great idea for student work as an alternative to powerpoints and prezis.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, September 2, 2013 12:49 AM

We have great  motiavions that impact oiur behavior,

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2015 Year in Review: 10 Top Posts from Personalize Learning

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Top 10 posts of 2015 from Personalize Learning so you can review them quickly and share any with your PLN.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, December 29, 2015 8:19 PM

Don't miss these top 10 blog posts from 2015, the year of the learner! Topics that put the learner at the center of education attracted thousands of readers worldwide. Enjoy and share!

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Video: Student-centered learning in action - WOW Factor!

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Massabesic Middle School, Waterboro

"For so many years, students would receive grades and not know where they came from, what assignments led up to them, how they would be assessed. Now they're involved in not only creating the units and deciding how they will assess themselves, but also how they will assess each other."

 

Ms. Downing-Ford:

 

So when a student walks into my classroom, I think what their struck with is that I'm not the one that's talking the most in the classroom. There's a lot of voice and choice in the classroom.

 

For so many years, they would receive grades and not know where they came from, what assignments led up to them, how they would be assessed. Now they're involved in not only creating the units and deciding how they will assess themselves, but also how they will self-assess their work and assess each other.


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, December 20, 2012 11:35 AM

At Massabesic Middle School, learners are unpacking the standards and are given "voice and choice" in how they learn and how they will express what they know and understand.  This is an excellent example of what student-centered learning is and how teachers and learners roles change. Above all, the ownership to learning takes place where the learners are driving their own learning.

 

A thank you to the Maine DOE and Ms. Downing-Ford in sharing this video and illustrating the power behind student-centered learning!

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, December 21, 2012 12:39 PM

Worth a watch. I'm struck with the fact that these students are using education jargon, like: "unpacking the standards." Not sure how I feel about that.