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What does personalized learning entail? What does it look like? And how do you go about improving your students’ learning experiences? An award-winning former superintendent and current director of the Institute for Personalized Learning (IPL) James Rickabaugh answers these questions in his powerful new book, Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning. The author presents the groundbreaking results of the Institute’s half-decade of research, development, and practice: a simple but powerful model for personalizing students’ learning experiences by building their levels of commitment, ownership, and independence.Tried and rigorously tested in urban, suburban, and rural districts—and in different academic and economic backgrounds—the IPL model has been proven to enhance student engagement and achievement at all levels. The book offers step-by-step guidance for implementing the model as well as
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When students are engaged in appropriately challenging work that they find compelling and interesting, they learn more. In this teacher-friendly guide, author Mike Anderson helps teachers across all grade levels and content areas learn how to use choice effectively as a tool for differentiated learning, positive engagement, and powerful learning. This teacher-friendly guide offers a step-by-step process and many practical strategies for teachers to help students who are bored, frustrated, or underperforming come alive to learning through the fundamental power of choice.
Based on their exciting work in the field, Kallick and Zmuda map out a transformative model of personalization that puts students at the center and asks them to employ the set of dispositions for engagement and learning known as the Habits of Mind. They share the perspectives of educators engaged in this work; highlight the habits that empower students to pursue aspirations, investigate problems, design solutions, chase curiosities, and create performances; and provide tools and recommendations for adjusting classroom practices to facilitate learning that is self-directed, dynamic, sometimes messy, and always meaningful.
Improving classroom discussion begins with transforming the roles of students and teachers. This guide details crucial teaching practices to help students take a leading role in their learning. Filled with tips, strategies, and examples, this guide can show any teacher how to better help students speak and listen to one another in ways that help them make meaning and increase their understanding.