There are certainly challenges in adopting personalized learning, but I believe the benefits are more compelling each day. Here are 4 critical steps when launching a personalized learning initiative.
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August 21, 2014
August 20, 2014
Data is necessary to adequately define and address student needs. How can a school protect student information and still benefit from personalizing instruction?
August 19, 2014
The tendency to standardize content even permeates professional development for personalized learning. So how can principals give personalized learning a real chance to succeed?
August 18, 2014
Differentiated learning is sorely needed, but sometimes personalized learning technology creates a gap--and a tension--between individual learning time and teacher-led instruction time.
August 15, 2014
Neither the Secretary of Education nor the NEA is the "bad guy," but both need to be willing to compromise. Where to start? I think we need a 2-year moratorium on the consequences associated with testing.
August 13, 2014
Miller Park Elementary School sits in a high crime area of Omaha, but it is very successful academically. How does it succeed while others struggle?
August 12, 2014
Teachers, it's time we claimed moral authority - and professional responsibility - for evaluation and growing the profession. We have allowed evaluation to become a mess.
August 11, 2014
The whole education system needs to be overhauled, from teacher preparation to evaluation to professional development. We have to stop making schools - and kids - sway in the political breeze.
August 08, 2014
Research shows that teachers have the greatest school-based influence on student achievement. If teachers' presence matters so much, shouldn't we pay more attention to their absences?
August 06, 2014
Because academic achievement is linked to long-term health, implementing the Community Preventive Services Task Force's latest recommendations in minority or low-income communities will likely improve health equity.