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Personal | Personalization of Learning

Don’t Buy Me Flowers

My boyfriend and I have very different communication styles, especially when it comes to sharing our feelings. He’s just not the kind of guy who will bring me flowers, or leave me notes or proclaim his love for the world to hear. So when we decided to pull weeds at about 7pm last night, the […]

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Personalization of Learning

Slow Down

Three school site primary teacher teams have been spending the past two months digging into agency and personalization. What is it? Why is it important? And what do I need to do to provide it for students? Each group was tasked with presenting an overview of what they had learned, using the Zoom Panel guidelines […]

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Hierarchy of Agency
Personalization of Learning | Teaching and Learning

Guest Blog Post: A Teacher’s Changing Mindset on Student Agency

By Emily Mackie, 5th grade teacher As mentioned in my Exploring Agency and Personalization blog on December 15th, I’ve been working with teachers to to better understand the principles of agency and personalization. As these are key elements of our district’s vision and mission, it is important to be able to articulate what those principles […]

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Leadership | Personalization of Learning | Teaching and Learning

Powering Personalization

For the next two months, I get the honor to spend time, like serious, dedicated, reflective time, with three groups of teachers as we dive deep into the concepts of personalization and agency. Our goal is to define how these terms are demonstrated in an elementary classroom: What teacher moves are present? What are our […]

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Design Thinking | Personalization of Learning | Teaching and Learning

Amplifiers Create a New Story: Day 3 at #SXSWEDU

…I may ramble in this post. It’s 1am. I’m tired! Have a head cold. But wanted to share my learnings… 🤪🤪 Do I really have to go home tomorrow? It’s going to be hard to walk away from the synergy of woke educators at this conference, but I know that I have much work to […]

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Personalization of Learning | Teaching and Learning

Connectors Connect: Day 2 at #SXSWEDU

Next time I decide to stay up and blog at 1am, I hope I remember how tired I am today and force myself to go to sleep! Seriously… what was I thinking?!? Today’s SXSWEDU experience was truly about connections. Yes, I attended some sessions, but a lot of the thought-provoking ideas came from conversations. Here’s […]

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