Learner centered tip of the week 1/20/17 published at http://teachthelearner.weebly.com/
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: teaThis post originally appeared on Courtney's blog for RSU2.
Welcome back! Students are back, and the buildings feel alive again. It is the end of the third day, and we are already settling into the year. As you and the learners get ready to start new learning adventures this year, keep these ideas in mind:
1. School and Classroom Culture Is Dynamic
Many teachers spend time at the start of the year working with the students to build culture. This is a hugely important step to creating the environment needed for learner centered and proficiency based systems to be successful. Even more important is setting up a plan for maintaining culture, and keeping it alive throughout the year.
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This post originally appeared on Courtney's blog on 3/10/16
When we stop thinking about measurement topics and learning targets as isolated boxes, learning becomes much more exciting. Think of targets as mosaic tiles. Think of measurement topics as mosaic tiles of the same color. In a mosaic, there are a variety of tiles and colors working together to make a work of art. We need to do that with our learning targets.
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This post originally appeared on competencyworks.org on 8/5/2016
That time of year is getting close! Some of us will be back with our students in a matter of days, some weeks. Without a doubt all of us are thinking about how we want to do things this year and starting to get our plans ready. Here are some of the biggest ideas I support teachers through when it comes to learner-centered proficiency-based education. Whether your district is working toward a vision of personalized learning, or you are a curious educator ready to redesign your class, take a think through:
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This post originally appeared on Courtney's RSU2 blog on 5/12/16
Stop! You, yes you. The one perusing Pinterest and Teachers Pay Teachers for the perfect already-made-resource you can print off and use with your students.
And you! The one flipping through your binders, hanging-files, or digital folders for lesson plans and resources to use again.
You too! Surfing PBS, The History Channel, and other providers of ready-made curricula and lessons.
Stop. And think...
Will using this resource or material support the goals of learner-centered proficiency based practice?
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