The Door to Personalized Learning
Personalized Learning Strategies for Hairston and Lincoln
Happy New Year!
As the end of the semester draws near and a new year begins, resolutions abound. In our personal lives, most of us resolve to lose weight, manage stress and reduce debt. Yet our professional lives as educators is the one area in which we fail to resolve to make changes. Simply put, a resolution is defined as a firm decision to do or not do something.
This year I challenge you firmly decide to do something different as an educator. Not a huge sweeping change, but something small that may impact your students in a big way.
Just a small adjustment in applying aspects of personalized learning can be the difference in moving from a proficient to distinguished educator.
What do we most often need to adjust in our teaching practice? There are many different ones for different people, but one in particular is perspective. The inventor of Play-Doh saw only one purpose for it - to clean wallpaper. His sister-in-law discovered a totally different purpose which at first seemed frivolous but proved to be a hugely successful venture. If you're stuck on there only being one way to use the tablet (substituting it for paper) or integrate personalized learning (moving desks around) maybe you need to think a little more creatively and see if your colleague or PLEF can provide specific ideas on which to integrate this initiative into your classroom.
Possible Solutions or Helpful Options:
- To my understanding teams are responsible for everything as student management goes.
- If a tablet is taken from a student. someone from the team is to call the parent and make sure they are aware that the tablet has been placed in the Corrective Corner. If the tablet is taken from the student to be placed in the Corrective Corner, please complete the link below so we can track the dates and return dates that students tablets are being taken along with the reason.
- When tablets are broken, students are given a sheet, we need to make sure that sheet is signed by their parent and returned.
- Tuesday will be the tablet retraining day. If any student needs to take the Tablet Retraining Course, Tuesday will be the day to do it with Kaitlin Smith the CTC, (not Mrs. Bullard.)
- If you would please create 2 small boxes that hold broken and fixed tablets, for Kaitlin to pick up and drop off tablets. She will pick them up and drop the off from the class the ticket was put in from.
***Please let us know if you have any questions as we move forward with Tablet/Technology management.
Instead of Shaving Pounds, GCS is Shaving Amplify!
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- Lincoln: Seema Anand and Kimberley Sanderlin
- Hairston: Tracey Meekins and Leslie Rachel
...or jump in on your own from your NCEd Cloud. Your classes and students are already loaded! What are you waiting for?!
If you want your own personal Coach-able Moment with Canvas, simply send me a calendar request for a day I am at your school and I will be at your door with bells on!
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Just for Fun: Formative Assessment Emojis
- Emoji Exit Ticket (pictured below) Click here for the .doc version.
Cheers to a new year! In looking forward to a great year ahead, now is a great time to set goals for yourself and your students. See the linked documents below for some great ways to creatively set goals with your students and be sure to revisit these at the close of each quarter or whenever appropriate! Have a wonderfully prosperous 2016!
See the linked documents below for some great ways to creatively set goals with your students and be sure to revisit these at the close of each quarter or whenever appropriate! Have a wonderfully prosperous 2016!
- Reflections and Goals -- This tool asks students to reflect on the previous year and set some goals, for the new year.
- Goals "Craftivity" (foldable template) -- The hands-on activity has students create a flip book with up to 5 goals outlining the steps to achieve that goal
- 2016 Goals -- This tool asks students to list personal goals in a 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 format.
Just PLEFin! - Wenalyn S. Bell Glenn
If you call or let me (Mrs. Glenn) know, I WILL COME. It is my pleasure to serve.