Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Below you will find an interesting article by
Alan November.
It is a list of job interview questions new teachers should be able to answer but I think these questions could have 
an impact on every teacher.

The 7 questions every new teacher should be able to answer

About the Author: 

Alan November is senior partner and founder of November Learning. Follow him @globalearner.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Learner-Driven Education

When you read during the summer you usually (unless you are taking a graduate class) select your favorite author or genre to enjoy.  When you plan a vacation you choose your favorite habitat, beach or mountains or home.  Just as in your personal life, choice is a huge part of personalizing learning.  

The term "personalized learning" has many different interpretations.  Some people fear that it means online all the time.  Some people think it means differentiating instruction within the existing school structure.  However, personalized learning is a continuum that allows for choice by the student.  It allows the student to drive his/her education.  By providing students with a variety of paths to competency we allow the student choice and freedom.

Can we foster a purpose for each student by developing learner-driven curriculum, instruction, and assessment?