The next logical step in teachers’ months-long distance learning “journey,” Humanizing Distance Learning describes how to center humanity and equity in our process of reimagining learning. Even while teaching and learning miles apart through screens, you’ll discover how to:
- Build independence within your students so they’re better equipped to tackle challenges with persistence and learn how to learn
- Make collaboration and human connection essential components of your pedagogy, offering students the chance to socialize and learn from one another
- Center and unpack students’ identities, helping them develop a conscious knowledge of themselves, all the while using their self-identified strengths to overcome any obstacles
- Plan, prepare, and implement humanized instruction while teaching for student liberation—both digitally and in person.
- Investigate technology integration, including the Digital Divide, as well as ways to minimize EdTech integration so that our collective sense of humanity can continue to be front and center
“The future,” Paul writes, “may be unclear, the road may be rocky, and the story may continue to be long and winding as we push forward through this global crisis. But the answer will always be simple: We must teach and learn in pursuit of a deeper sense of collective humanity—and for no other reason.”
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Reclaiming Personalized Learning is not yet-another ed tech book. Instead it’s a user’s guide to restoring equity and humanity to our classrooms and schools through personalization.
One part polemical, eleven parts practical, the book describes how to:
- Shape whole-class instruction, leverage small-group interactions, and nurture a student’s inner-dialogue
- Cultivate awareness within and among students, and build autonomy and authority
- Design curriculum with a flexible frame and where exactly the standards fit
- Humanize assessment and instruction, including the place of responsive teaching
- Create a sense of belonging, humanize technology integration, and effect socially just teaching and learning—all central issues in equity
The truth is this: there’s no one framework, there’s no one tool that makes learning personalized–what personalized learning companies with a vested interest in profits might tempt you to believe. It’s people who personalize learning, and people not technology must be at the center of education. The time is now for all of us teachers to reclaim personalized learning, and this all-important book is our very best resource for getting started.
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