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Lately, a lot of attention has been given to the importance of student data. But are there studies on whether student data actually improves instruction?
Student data can show that students are struggling, but rarely identifies the cause. Personalized learning can provide teachers with actionable data.
Student-led discussions empower students but can be challenging. Careful planning will help ensure your student-led discussion is a success.
Many teachers feel overwhelmed by the thought of providing unique learning plans for all their students. Fortunately, there are several ways that technology can support differentiation and even replace your textbook.
No personalized learning platform will offer everything you need, nor can you be 100% sure that a platform will deliver results, until you use it in your own school. Ask yourself these questions before committing to any personalized learning platform.
When students in my class were struggling, I felt responsible, even when I didn’t know the cause. It was much easier to shift responsibility to the family by suggesting a tutor.
Too often, as educators, we focus on either the beginning or the end of the learning journey. To better meet students’ needs, we need to view curriculum as a bridge between the two points. This involves differentiation by content, process, and product.
Curiosity helps us understand complex ideas and remember more of what we learn. Unfortunately, curiosity wanes as children progress through school.