Future

We can’t predict what will happen this year or next. However, everything we do today will make a difference. The words we say and actions we take will lead to what happens next, like making hundreds of tiny bets on the future. What are your bets? What Personalized Learning Is …

Ownership

Just questions today: Who “owns” the learning in your school? And, how do you know? Is it those doing the most work? Is it those that are learning the fastest or with the most depth? Is it those who write the lessons/assessments or those who take them. ‘Where We Went …

Create

I am happiest when I create. But, only when that creation is in the service of solving for an identified need or answering authentic questions. Creating things that no one asked for brings no satisfaction. Are we listening to needs or creating to create? Using Technology Doesn’t Make You Innovative …

Water

There are many drinks you can use to hydrate. Some are better at it than others. But, no one will question the need for water as the core component of each. So it is with learning. Many ways, but no one questions the role of student engagement and agency. Not …

Choose

“The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost is often interpreted that you should choose a path others don’t. But, the poem states both paths were worn “really about the same.” The moral is to actively choose your path, not to belabor forks in the road. Why Late Adopters Are Skeptical …

Finite

Our time with kids is finite, but their learning is not. They learn from every moment they are in Schools, and every moment they are away. They continue to learn what you taught hem yesterday and last year. What infinite learning will you create for them? 8 Things to Look …

Because

Because you support a student or teacher today, they will succeed. Not if, but BECAUSE. Cognitive bias cheat sheet I keep working on my biases in an effort to create more equitable classrooms and schools, but I never knew that so many were at play! Which ones do you experience? …

Welcome

It is now officially the 2017-18 school year as teachers come back across the district! With a new school year comes a new website for Personalized Learning as we shift from EdTech to PL. Find out more about what this means here: http://pl.aurorak12.org Future Ready Principals The Future Ready Principal …