A phrase that comes up often in discussions of competency-based education is putting students in charge of their own learning. The KnowledgeWorks team has talked to many people about what that means from the student perspective and in the classroom, but I’ve often wondered about the teacher perspective. When you empower students to lead their own learning experiences, how does it affect how a teacher feels about his or her role?
For Erin Morrison, a third grade teacher at Navin Elementary School in Marysville, Ohio, the move to personalized learning has been positive. She feels empowered to better serve her students.
“The thing I like best about teaching at Navin is the flexibility that we have here,” Morrison said. “The whole view of competency-based education and personalized learning has really made me feel that I can take my students lead and do whatever I feel is best for them.”
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