Author Archives: Andrew Easton

Create an App-Style Google Slide Deck (Personalized, Interactive Choice Chart)

The creative side of my brain has absolutely loved the design opportunities that have come along with my new role as a personalized learning collaborator. It’s challenging, rewarding, and fun to essentially meet with teachers and ask, “Where do you see your classroom practices going next?” and then finding ways… Read More

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The Personalized Learning Soundboard

There is a great deal of research and work in the area of personalized learning that point to a scaffolded progression from a teacher-centric classroom to a learner-centric classroom. Here’s a few excellent examples if you’re interested… Bray and McClaskey’s Stages of a Personalized Environment Jim Rickabaugh’s Personalized Learning: Curating,… Read More

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How to Personalize Instructional Delivery

Traditionally, educators lecture. That’s what we do, or at least, that’s a part of it. Leadership, in any profession, calls for moments in time where a leader must stand in front of the group to speak and either rally everyone to action, challenge their thinking, or to simply deliver information that is… Read More

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Digital Discussions & Collaboration

  During an early personalized learning unit last year, I was intrigued by the idea of finding new ways to provide students with choice and autonomy when it came to choice-novel discussions. Those conversations had previously been student-led, so to extend our practices, my goal for choice with discussions focused… Read More

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Flex Space 2.0: The Next Conversation

In my third year of teaching, I returned from winter break to find that each of my four sections of English 12 had significantly swelled in numbers. Supposedly, there had been an oversight on the part of our school counselors regarding our students with special needs population and that issue –… Read More

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