Get ready for a new vision of innovative education
With the advent of personalized learning, many schools and educators are finding the freedom to launch their teaching in a whole new direction.
They’re getting #ready2launch into a vision of personalized learning with students as partners, students as leaders, and schools as places where learning is an ongoing, ubiquitous process, involving families, community organizations and educators, all ready and willing to listen to what students need.
Power up your year at any time by launching these subjects in your classroom:
We designed the posts in our #ready2launch series to help you think about practical strategies for getting your classrooms safely off the launchpad with the payload of essential building blocks for a successful year.
Students can help us more quickly arrive at designs and practices which are responsive to their needs. Their insights can serve throughout the year as thrusters to stabilize a classroom before it spins out of control. The trust and sense of efficacy students gain when their opinions are honored positions them to take risks and stand by adults as we take risks of our own. Teachers come to appreciate students as insightful allies in the complicated work of teaching and learning.
And the classroom community starts to resemble the society we would wish for each other: one in which we all feel heard, respected, and empowered in a joint pursuit of something better.