Learning IS Personal

Leading the Way

Learning is personal. Teaching occurs independent of learning. As someone who considers herself a life-long learner, it has taken a long time to be able to articulate that fact. I have been a part of many different learning experiences over the years from the traditional classrooms of yester-year, to “Professional Development” as a teacher and principal, to the work required to obtain a terminal degree. However, it was just recently that I began to understand the impact of that statement.

There is a lot of chatter around the phrase “personalized learning”. But have we truly taken the time necessary to understand what efforts are needed to make learning personal? Many have connected the term “personalized learning” with differentiated instruction and/or electronic devices. Personalized learning does certainly incorporate the tenets of differentiated instruction, BUT, it is not JUST differentiation or the use of a tablet within a lesson. Learning that is…

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