There will be days of no lesson planning And days of little understanding. There will be days of concerted effort Met with looks of zero engagement. There will be days of top-notch management, And others in need of improvement. There will be days of pure inspiration Nurtured by rapport and personalization. There will be days of internal battles And the need to look peaceful. There will be days of personal reflection Compounded by career depreciation To teach is an act of resistance, to educate a personal stance; And to give our best and persist at it is giving life a chance.
"A method of teaching in which content, instructional technology, and pace of learning are based upon the abilities and interest of each learner." This defines what we refer to as "Individualized Learning". From the definition, we can see that the process is usually student-oriented and the content often student-generated. That paves the way for an array of possibilities and opportunities that can be explored by the teacher. What better way to put the student in their element than by encouraging them to create their own blog or to collaborate on a school website with posts, articles, or visual representations of learning: posters, banners, infographics, stories, flyers and so much more. Blogging allows students to reflect on learning. The reflection takes place over the course of these stages that lead to a final post: Brainstorming - Discussion - Research - Production. Students or teachers propose a topic (to make the experience as student-centered as possibl