Reclaiming Personalized Learning: A Pedagogy for Restoring Equity and Humanity in Our Classrooms

Reclaiming Personalized Learning: A Pedagogy for Restoring Equity and Humanity in Our Classrooms

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Where exactly did personalized learning go so wrong? For teacher and consultant Paul France, at first technology-powered personalized learning seemed like a panacea. But after three years spent at a personalized learning start-up and network of microschools, he soon realized that such corporate-driven individualized learning initiatives do more harm than good, especially among our most vulnerable students. The far-superior alternative? A human-centered pedagogy that prioritizes children over technology. First, let’s be clear: 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 ...

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