Jan 5, 2017
Sam J. Brooks
Thrive opened with the plan to provide personalized learning to all of our students, so we didn't have an internal shift of priorities. This intentional start, however, came from working in traditional school settings, seeing some students held back in their learning and others unable to catch up to their peers. We took a hard look at the fact that we've been doing school pretty much the same way since the onset of the industrial revolution, despite the fact that our students' needs have changed drastically. Personalized learning also lets us capitalize on student voice and choice. As we know as adults, the more agency we have over our experiences, the more likely we are to buy into them. We believe that the same goes for students.
After soliciting feedback from our students, it was clear that our assumptions about the traditional industrialized model of education does not work. Our moral imperative to act became evident--so we did!Read more...
Jan 10, 2017
There are many technology tools available to support personalized and blending learning. Our school uses multiple technology tools to support our personalized pedagogy. In working for over 10 years in this space, I have not found a single source to meet every need.Read more...
Jan 21, 2017
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