That does mean that things need to look different. You can't have personalized learning and keep the traditional classroom set up. You also can't have personalized learning without any movement and without any play time.
Engage – Hook/grab student interest
Explore – Activity to explore concept
Explain – Direct instruction of concept
Elaborate – Extend and apply learning to new situation
Evaluate – Use of formative & summative assessments
I have also found that it is easy to take what I already had done before and assess it based on which elements were Input and which elements were Output.
As the school year progressed, various elements started to be released slowly to the hands of the students. When it got challenging (and when it will get challenging again,) I pulled them back in with reteaching skills of how to learn becomes vital.
I was able to meet George Couros awhile ago. His book the Innovator's Mindset helped me to set my heart and mind on course for what I had to change as a lead learner so that students can learn in today's classroom.
It was not easy to shift, there was a lot I needed to let go so that I could do the right thing. Picking up my dear friend Joy Kirr's book Shift This reminded that it is all in gradual changes. Success is built in slow, guided steps.
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