Jean Garrity, Assistant Director at The Institute @CESA #1, writes a moving article that personalized learning is for all students. She points out that for struggling students, school is not always a welcoming place. So how can personalize learning change that?
"Struggling students require significant amounts of time and attention, and relying on a century-old approach to education will not help these students move forward and find success. When learning is personalized, teachers use assessment data to identify the starting point in the curriculum where students can be successful, creating learning paths that engage students in their own development. Personalized learning also makes learning relevant by engaging students in real-world problem solving connected to academic content."
She concludes: "Personalizing learning will promote achievement, engagement and ultimately ownership for all students, and if we give our kids who struggle a chance, they just might surprise us."
Thank you Jean for giving educators some food for thought on personalizing learning!