Day 16 (of 184) collaboratively personalizing education.
Sometimes that’s what the day comes down to – working as a team to make the experience of each individual of the learning community as good as it can be.
I often see examples of this collaborative personalization of learning in classrooms when as a small community the class works together to make great things happen. But it’s important to see how this happens on a larger scale as well…
Operating the wheelchair lift so the kindy in the wheelchair can make it to music downstairs.
Helping find the cross country skies so we can be better prepared for the winter this year….
Proof reading a letter for parents that a teacher wants to hand out to her parents at this weeks breakfast themed ‘meet the creature’ event
Having a breakfast ‘meet the teacher’ event because afternoons and evenings weren’t really working for anybody!
Helping a boy clean his bloody nose (classroom teacher did the first cleaning I did the finishing touches)
Buying a pickle at the grade 5 pickle sale – but having the same students put the sale ‘on hold’ tomorrow (when I teach) so that I can continue to spend recess helping some of our younger learners.
Have our code of conduct on a white board so that all members of the learning community as their thoughts.
Have a team of school district workers and private contractors figure out why the heater on the roof wasn’t working and why a primary classroom was 14 degrees Celsius.
Being told to go home because I had already spent 13 hours at the school yesterday to attend our PAC meeting and as much as they like me, nobody wants me to be grumpy because (as this link shows: http://bit.ly/16v5F0T ) sleep is an important tool to be a successful part of a learning community!