Putting Students at the Center
Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of joining a group of teachers from across our district to participate in a Personalized Learning Institute and visit several schools in Wisconsin. The school visits, the discussions with students, and the Institute’s learning sessions reinforced our resolve to put students at the center of our work. So today, I’m more convinced than ever that the primary objective of a student-centered learning system is to optimize learning for each student.
There are four common and interconnected design principles I’m seeing in other districts where teachers are making the shifts to a more student-centered approach.