Students have strengths, interests, and passions. Find their strengths so they can be the experts to support each other and the teacher.
Look at personalized learning as a new theory that focuses on student-centered learning.
How do you move from Constructivism to Connectivism where everyone is creating and sharing new knowledge?
Personalized Learning takes a holistic view of the individual, their learning styles, skill levels, interests, strengths and weaknesses, and prior knowledge.
Schools can look at examples of companies and start-ups that use play and a culture of creativity to allow for lots of ridiculous ideas.
Students want to do meaningful work and purposeful projects. Use questions and have students as co-designers of their learning.
Teachers can transform their classroom to student-centered learning with the help of a coach and each other when they have collaborative time to review what they teach, examples of projects, and design project-based learning activities.
Everyone’s normal is different than someone else’s normal. Teach empathy and compassion so you can see what it is like to be in someone else’s shoes.
Innovation Centers are Community Learning Centers that focus on local real-world problems and then collaborate globally. Learners are of all ages and learn 24/7 on-site and online.
Community Colleges can offer a solution to put people back to work. Barbara shares ideas from several sources and her own about rethinking the education system.