Reimagining Assignments

Using Essential Questions to Engage Student Inquiry

The key to teaching for understanding is to foster ongoing inquiry into important "big ideas." A natural way to actively
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Using Essential Questions to Engage Student Inquiry

Student Portfolios: the Narrative of Learning

One of the seven elements of personalized learning we describe in our book Students at the Center: Personalized Learning With
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Student Portfolios: the Narrative of Learning

The Anatomy of a Reflection

Originally posted on RelevantED and reprinted with permission. Reflection is an integral part of Personalized Mastery Learning. In this reflection by
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The Anatomy of a Reflection

Ways That Teachers Connect Students to the World

In one of my first blogs, I discussed the importance of making learning connect and impact the real world. Looking
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Ways That Teachers Connect Students to the World

What Does It Mean to Reimagine Assignments?

The heart of personalized learning is the daily assignments we design with students.

This category showcases how teacher-leaders reimagine existing assignments or generate new ideas. Each assignment ideally is designed to:

  • Create opportunities for students to personalize the idea, inquiry, or challenge
  • Focus on what matters — provide diverse opportunities rich with feedback to practice, problem-solve, make sense of important concepts, knowledge and skills
  • Use authentic genres or forms to demonstrate learning — application of learning that has value beyond the school walls
  • Network with peers, experts, community to seek information, get feedback, or share ideas