Kevin McLaughlin shares how he has personalized learning for every learner and how this experience has surpassed any aspirations he had. He offers a few pointers on how to begin.
"Personalising Learning is not something you can pick up and start in your own class tomorrow. You need to take into account most if not all of the following.
> It takes a lot of thought and effort
> It takes time to build up a clear picture of every learner in your class and where they are in their own learning
> It takes courage to stand back as a teacher and let the learning happen of its own accord
> It requires a vision and belief that it will work
> It needs careful planning but still allow for change at a moments notice
> It needs the voice of the learner to be listened to to steer the direction of the learning
> It needs you to rethink your classroom layout
> It needs you to rethink your approach to teaching and learning
In the last 8 weeks I have witnessed learners blossoming, growing, developing skills that would have otherwise been kept contained due to an over adherence to the 3-step teaching model (Introduction, Main Activity, Plenary)."
Via Kathleen McClaskey, Jim Lerman