VOICES

Personalization turns learning into a journey

By Monica Martinez
August 2019
Vol. 40 No. 4
What does personalization look like for teachers? That’s an important question for districts and schools to ask themselves as they seek to personalize learning experiences for students. Teachers can’t be expected to do what they don’t know and haven’t experienced themselves. At an even more fundamental level, all teachers need professional learning that meets their needs if they are to grow in their practice. Teachers are at different points on a continuum from beginning to proficient, yet many districts do one giant training for teachers in different content areas and grade levels who have different educational backgrounds and levels of experience. Schools are moving away from one-size-fits-all learning experiences for students. Why wouldn’t we do the same for teachers? Excellent teaching is a long-term journey,

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Monica Martinez

Monica Martinez (monica@xqinstitute.org) is chief school support officer at XQ and a member of Learning Forward’s board of trustees.

Schools are moving away from one-size-fits-all learning experiences for students. Why wouldn’t we do the same for teachers?

Schools are moving away from one-size-fits-all learning experiences for students. Why wouldn’t we do the same for teachers?



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