Sunday, October 16, 2011

Personalized Learning

Learning from failures ... creativity is always something that comes out of failure. We must embrace failure, encourage failure, and build from failure. We should not pity failure, deny failure, nor should be degrade failure. If we encourage failure (not being afraid to fail), creativity is the offspring.

Taken from the article:

For Robinson, it’s simple: Teach students the way they learn.
“Personalized learning, to me, is the process of contouring learning to the individuals that you’re dealing with, recognizing that we all have different strengths and weaknesses, different interests [and] different ways of learning,” he said in a telephone interview Tuesday from his Los Angeles base.
“It isn’t that everyone has to learn different things, although eventually our interests will take us in different directions,” he continued. “But in terms of the things we want all people to learn ... personalized learning is finding the best ways to engage with people with different interests, passions and ways of thinking.”
It’s what good teachers have always known, he added. “That their job is not to teach subjects, but to teach students.”

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