It’s time to leave behind practices that don’t best serve all learners and educators, and to prioritize what matters most: relationships, connection, purpose, flexibility, agency, and authentic learning. Education must evolve. Looking to learners will help us see what’s working, what’s challenging, and, ultimately, what’s possible. To ensure that all of those learners thrive, we’ll need to use insight from our own experiences, research from the field, and new tools and approaches to adapt our practices.This week’s guest, Dr. Katie Martin, advocates for a much-needed shift to a learner-centered teaching model. Learner-centered education creates purposeful, personalized, authentic, and competency-based experiences that help students develop skills that empower them to learn, grow, and solve problems that matter to them and others. In this episode, we also discuss:
Instructional Practices that Enhance Essential Skills
Changing Grading Practices
And Katie’s New Book, Evolving Education
About Dr. Katie Martin:
Dr. Katie Martin is the author of Evolving Education and Learner-Centered Innovation. She has served as a middle school English language arts teacher, instructional coach, and led the district's new teacher mentoring program. She teaches in the graduate school of Education at High Tech High and is on the board of Real World Scholars. Dr. Martin is the Chief Impact Officer at Learner-Centered Collaborative and works in diverse contexts to learn, research, and support authentic and purposeful learning for all studentsAs a mom, she wants her kids to have learning experiences in school that build on their strengths and interests, and as an educator; she is passionate about making sure we do the same for all kids.
Follow Dr. Katie Martin:
Website: www.KatieLMartin.comTwitter: @katiemartineduInstagram: @katiemartineduFacebook: @katiemartineduLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-martin-42805714/Other: www.LearnerCentered.org
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