Session 264: How can we best Facilitate Personalisation and Choice in modern day classrooms?

Thursday 6th August 2015

#UKEdChat this week was hosted by @JMcKay1972, with a theme focused on how can we best Facilitate Personalisation and Choice in modern day classrooms.

PersonalisationIn particular, the session asked:

Q1 – How would you best describe the p&c philosophy in your school? (8.01 pm)

Q2 – What approaches do you/your school use to implement p&c ? (8.11 pm)

Q3 – How is t&l tailored to meet specific learning and how do you evidence this? Is ability grouping reflected in this? (8.21 pm)

Q4 – In what ways do you think building partnerships in the community assist in tackling barriers to learning? (8.31 pm)

Q5 – What impact does personalised learning have on raising attainment? Are there limits? (8.41 pm)

Q6 – What is the biggest challenge faced by you in developing personalised learning so far? (8.51 pm)

The summary

Discussion opened by describing philosophy in schools.

@Mr_Thomson stated p&c is managed to ensure the right choices are made with progress. Time and resources seemed to be a common theme throughout the session from most participants.

@HecticTeacher use p&c through project based homework tasks prioritising the value of pupil voice.

@4945education ‘gently facilitating a choice’ and that learning should not be separate from life.

@mistercollard joined the chat to share his methods of recording evidence.
Finally @WellSportsPhil shared his community links poster detailing p&c as the heart of pupil learning.

I stated that success should not be linked by social status.
Time limitation was highlighted as a concern for all teachers in facilitating p&c in modern day classrooms.

About the host:
Jackie McKay – Primary School Teacher @Bannockburn Primary, Stirling, Scotland.
Innovative, highly motivated and creative. Thoroughly enjoys challenging work and promoting #growthmindset to achieve the best.

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