Worry is sometimes helpful. It can make sure we don’t leave any one or anything behind. But, when we worry for others, we blanket them in something they can’t use. They can use action or empathy. But, worry is a blanket that is too small and thin.
Teachers are an absolutely essential component of any personalized learning classroom. Research, like the studies linked to in this article, show this too.
Here are some great interviews with project-based learning practitioners in podcast form. Fortunately, the transcript makes for some great reading too.
Sometimes we need a few definitions to help us sort through what we mean by learner-centered or agency. In our quest for better language and ways of framing this shift in our classrooms, this article presents a compelling picture.