Friday, August 28, 2015

Personalized Learning

Growth Mindset
Brains and talent are just the starting point.
With a growth mindset, you understand that perseverance
and hard work can develop your abilities.
 Teaching students to be resilient, accept challenges, and try again after a "failure" will help them to be successful in the future.



How Not to Talk to Kids from The New Yorker

The Praise a Child Should Never Hear from the Wall Street Journal

Mindset website


John Legend:  Success Through Effort
Personalized Learning

Bringing It All Together:
The Senior Capstone Project
Personalized Learning

Assessing Their Own Work: Students as Active Participants


Check out this video from Maine that
shows how teachers and schools are
personalizing learning!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015



Personalized Learning

Finding Your Way: The Learner-Centered Dashboard
When they talk about EDUCATE they are using the old name for the
EMPOWER software our teacher leaders are beginning to explore.

Check out this video from Maine that shows how teachers and schools are
personalizing learning!


Personalized Learning

Unpacking the Standards: A Teacher's Perspective


Check out this video from Maine that shows how teachers and schools are personalizing learning!


Personalized Learning

To a whole new level: Demonstrating Learning


Check out this video from Maine that shows how teachers and schools are personalizing learning!

Personalized Learning

At their own pace: Student Voice and Choice



Check out this video from Maine that shows how teachers and schools are personalizing learning!

This article from We Are Teachers provides some interesting ideas on quick formative assessments.  One example is

 9. Ask the Right Questions

Instead of asking “What are you doing?” ask, “What are you trying to learn?” That way, the answer “I’m doing a worksheet” or “I’m discussing the chapter” won’t cut it. Students need to know what they’re trying to learn and how they’re going to change, or they won’t recognize their learning when it happens.


Monday, August 10, 2015

I-LSD Personalized Learning Workshop 
for Administrators
Linda Laughlin
August 10, 2015

Growth mindset in a pigsty!

Linda's Powerpoint

Personalized Learning School Culture
  • Growth Mindset
  • Self-Efficacy
  • Evidence-Based Reflective Practice
  • Empowerment
  • Problem Solving
  • Invention Reasoning

Distinguish the strategies from the outcomes!!!

Things to ask students:
  • What are you learning?
  • How will you know you have learned it?
  • What will you learn next?
Leadership
  • Authentic Leader:  Purpose
  • Visionary Leader:  Vision
  • Relational Leader:  Ownership
  • Quality Leader:  Capacity
  • Service Leader:  Support




Tuesday, August 4, 2015

What do teachers do in the summer?  
They learn new things and new ways to 
teach all students!

Ms. Long, Dr. Kelley, Mr. Crowell, Ms. Manville and
Mr.Bennett work on a water filtration project!


Ms. Murphy, Ms. Day, Ms. Pettiti, and Ms. Mulcahy 
work on a water filtration project.


Monday, August 3, 2015

Below you will find some of the resources 
Linda Laughlin recommended during her workshop on August 3, 2015.




Carol Dweck, Author of Mindset

Taxonomy Instructional Guide


Components of Personalized Learning
Enabling Culture

  • Uncompromisingly Learned Focused
  • Investment
  • Results Driven
  • Growth Mindset
  • Empowerment
  • Collaboration
Design of the Curriculum Allows for:
  • Multiple Pathways
  • Combinations of Learning Opportunities 
  • Anytime, Anywhere Learning
  • Student Choice
Interesting Article

If students re-imagined school, 

this is what it could look like.



What if teachers were treated like 
the super stars they are?