Education Reimagined is discussing a new paradigm shift in education to a learner-centered paradigm. “personalized” here means that you co-create learning pathways with the child sitting in front of you while you value their interests, passions, culture, etc. It is the shift from school-centric to learner centric. Empowerment feeds engagement and what better way than to give your students a TRUE voice. If we can get our kids to own what they are doing in the classroom then they will feel empowered and that will automatically engage them.
Amber Teamann discusses here (42 min in) “Tylepher”. Tyler and Christopher were student advocates for her that were always ready to try new things and even teach other kids. The beauty of this is that these 2 students where 100% empowered by Amber and her willingness to let them help. Innovation takes time, effort, and relationships so empower your students with choices that will aid you in making your innovation dreams a reality. If only a couple of kids buy in the first time, don’t be discouraged, 4-5 will the next. If you look at each stage as your floor then the sky is the limit!
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