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Personalize Learning: Making the Shift to "Our" Classroom

Personalize Learning: Making the Shift to "Our" Classroom | STEM Connections |

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.

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Via Kathleen McClaskey, Dean J. Fusto, Ines Bieler, Gust MEES
Robert Dart's curator insight, May 15, 2016 8:19 PM
Must investigate further
Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, May 22, 2016 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."
Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, January 24, 9:33 AM

Education is an important area of life that effects areas of an individual life that  last life time and only testing which reveals the current education level and not the previous years be they educationally successful or not because the present status of education and all the needed services and programs needed for the students education success on his or her current education level for success cannot be determined by usage of former education info.

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10 Pros And Cons Of Looping In Education

10 Pros And Cons Of Looping In Education | STEM Connections |
10 Pros And Cons Of Looping In Education

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Looping.. I loved it.

Barbara Bray's curator insight, August 17, 2013 9:57 PM

Looping is integrated as a regular procedure and is all about relationships. Looping means that you have your students for four or more years or a multi-year approach with students at different grades and levels. When you have students for several years, you get to know them and their families well.