Personalize Learning 102
THE LESSON IS JUST THE START.
FACTORY MODEL: GOOD FOR PHONES/ BAD FOR KIDS
Do we really expect all 30 students in a class to learn at exactly the same pace, same style, same time, without any of life's interruptions? Of course not. So 102 is doing something about it
Every Student is Different; So Should Their Learning
Students from traditional classrooms receive instruction that are exactly the same as their classmates, every period, every day, and every year. If a child happens to miss a few days or is having trouble with a particular topic, the class moves on, leaving him behind. Fact: Everyone will eventually miss something.
Flexibility + Pinpoint Knowledge of Students is Key
Good intervention comes from two things: knowing what each student needs in order to succeed and then organizing everything to give it to students. Our school changed a ton under the hood the past few years to make sure we can be flexible, and our teachers have always been stellar in really knowing our students.
Personalization is Key: In Action
At 102, teachers teaching a splendid lesson is only just the beginning. The lesson ends when students understand, whether it’s at the 40th minute or the 400th minute. How do we move students along as a group AND personalize learning for everyone? Flexible time built in and a focus on knowing every student as an individual.
What We Need From You:
Make sure to practice with your child to make up whatever needs to made up. Use the same tools we use: Khan Academy, Lexia, Mathletics, and read! Gaps in student learning add up, don’t wait until it’s too late. It’s hard to make up what a student may miss in grade 2, but it’s ten times harder to make up grades 2 and 3in the 4th grade.