In a personalized learning environment, students and teachers take on new roles. Teachers are still essential, but in different ways. They’re empowerers, scouts, scaffolders, assessors, and community builders.
- community builders.
This is personal, close-in work. And often it better meets students’ needs, improves relationships, and deepens learning. By adopting new roles, we help position students to lead. They find purpose, feel heard, and claim a seat at the table.
Food for thought
For more about those shifting roles, check these out!
- The shifting role of the teacher in blended (and personalized) learning.
- Curiosity projects: a stepping stone to personalization
- The crucial role of practice in a proficiency based learning environment
Now tell us
Feel like sharing? Grab a slide in this presentation and share some of your thinking. Your thinking could help someone make the shift they always wanted to. And we’d love to hear it, too!
- What roles do you play most often?
- How might you shift your role to support student self-direction?
In chapter 2, we’ll look at how PLPs aren’t just for the teacher.