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by Michael Feldstein


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The Battle for “Personalized Learning”

We hereby decree, by the power vested in us by nobody at all, that “personalized learning” shall henceforth refer to a family of teaching practices that are intended to help reach students in the metaphorical back row. The ones who are bored, or confused, or tuned out, or feeling stupid.

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Engaging the Disengaged Through Personalized Learning

What does “personalized learning” really mean? What’s the difference between personalized learning and individualized learning? Does it really make a difference?

To some it does; after all, precise definitions can drive relevant action. But, which students is personalized learning most poised to help? The disengaged. This piece makes a good case for a shift away from arguing over definitions to a shift toward finding methods of ensuring that all students–even the bored ones in the back row–have an opportunity to be engaged.