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Senior Project Center - Huston Home 7 Ways to Transform Your Classroom Background: This is a blog post I originally wrote for a presentation on Classroom 2.0 Live! It is based on some ideas sparked in another post, Transformative or just flashy educational tools?, which only had 6 suggestions, but David Warlick inspired the 7th in his comment. The 7 aspects below, were developed when principal Stephen Whiffin and I were conceptualizing some of the important aspects we would be exploring at our new Inquiry Hub school, (more on the school here and here). We believe that much of what we are doing at the Inquiry Hub can be done in any classroom. So here are seven key aspects we are exploring at the Inquiry Hub that can help transform any classroom into a more engaging, and student-empowered learning space. Note that in both the blog post and the accompanying slide show, each section includes an inquiry question that educators can persue to extend their own learning. (Give learners choice.) Inquiry based learning is a key tenet of the Inquiry Hub.

Aplus+ -The Association for Personalized Learning Schools & Services McMEL - Home Center for Secondary School Redesign - Home Page Winning in the Classroom with Your Personalized Learning Playbook | EdSurge Guides Personalized learning means different things to different people. Visit different schools with different models, and chances are they will all tell you they are using some form of personalized learning. But what does “personalized learning” mean, and how do schools follow in others' footsteps in order to get in the game? When it comes to sports, players turn to the playbook. So when it comes to personalized learning, where’s the playbook with those reliable, go-to plays to put into action? For a field that’s so young and has yet to be solidly defined, these personalized learning plays are being invented as we go. To define personalized learning for themselves and bring that vision to life, educators turn to a number of resources: frameworks and blueprints for personalized learning, networks of innovative schools and educators, and ultimately their own communities to co-create a vision for what it will all look like.

Four Reasons to Worry About "Personalized Learning" Tocqueville’s observations about the curious version of democracy that Americans were cultivating in the 1830s have served as a touchstone for social scientists ever since. One sociologist writes about the continued relevance of what Tocqueville noticed way back then, particularly the odd fact that we cherish our commitment to individualism yet experience a “relentless pressure to conform.” Each of us can do what he likes as long as he ends up fundamentally similar to everyone else: You’re “free to expand as a standardized individual.”[1] A couple of decades ago, that last phrase reminded me of how our pitiful individuality was screwed to the backs of our cars in the form of customized license plates. Today it brings to mind what goes by the name “personalized learning.” A suffix can change everything. When you attach -ality to sentiment, for example, you end up with what Wallace Stevens called a failure of feeling.

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