Make It Personal

The discussion of student learning should be the most human-centered conversation, but too often it becomes about the process of learning, and not about the people doing the learning. Teachers get caught in the “here’s how I calculated the grade”’. Parents get rough snapshots of progress or gaps. How might we focus parent-teacher conversations on learning, and not just the process of schooling?

Opportunity Ideas: 

  • How might we provide a robust and celebratory perspective of each student?
  • How might we focus parent-teacher conversations on learning, and not just the process of schooling?  
  • How might we create better tools and models to add depth and personalization when talking about student learning?


Project Ideas: 

  • Live Report Cards: Ongoing dialogue about growth between the home and school
  • Learning Journals: Excerpts to Showcase growth and learning

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What if you met every parent where they lived, how would that impact the way you teach their student.

What if you met every parent where they lived, how would that impact the way you teach their student.

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