Wilder Schools

Wilder Schools

August 12, 2016

Energizing and Engaging Your Students: Personalized Learning and Habits of Mind

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  • What is Personalized Learning?
  • What are the Habits of Mind?
  • How do they fit together?
  • Practical examples from other schools
  • Getting started
  • Building Curriculum with Habits of Mind in Mind
  • Reflections on learning

TodaysMeet:  https://todaysmeet.com/Wilder

Powerpoint: Energizing and Engaging Your Students: Personalized Learning and Habits of Mind

Habits  of Mind: What are they?

  • What are the 16 Habits of Mind? – DOWNLOAD


  • What are the two additional habits that you would choose for the entire school?  Use the polling link on the website to weigh in.
  • Mentimeter Poll: Link
  • Results:


Video: The Skills of a 21st Century Mind in Action

Video: Changing the Subject

Personalized Learning: How is Personalized Learning Defined?

Changing Roles of Students and Teachers in Key Elements of Personalized Learning

  • Chart: 1 pager on key elements of personalized learning and how habits of mind impact the role of teacher and the role of the student PL Elements and Habits of Mind

Teaching Habits of Mind

Examples of how Habits of Mind and Personalized Learning Fit Together?

Think Allowed Problem Solving DOWNLOAD

Pose Challenging Problems then Invite Students to:

  • Describe their plans and strategies for solving the problem
  • Share their thinking as they are implementing their plan
  • Reflect on/evaluate the effectiveness of their strategy.

Link: Design Guideline Challenge – How Did We Do?

PL Chart—teacher student – DOWNLOAD

MindFul ReMINDers: Metacognition – DOWNLOAD

The Metacognitive Staircase: Exploring Meanings, Expanding Capacities, Extending Values, Increasing Alertness, Building Commitment

Reflections on Learning


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