Student-Centered learning allows all students to have a customized learning experience that leverages their strengths and interests, and accommodates their distinct learning needs. All students thrive when their unique aspirations, gifts, and cultural backgrounds are addressed. Educator-Centered solutions allow for effective teaching experiences.
watch: Student-Centered Learning from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation
Reflective Educators use the reflective process to become more effective in the classroom.
The thoughtful development of a student-centered learning approach includes:
- Aligning curriculum with students’ interests, strengths and aspirations
- Delivering targeted instruction for all learners including gifted, English language learners, students with learning differences, and those in the “middle of the pack”
- Identifying areas of struggle for all students and providing the scaffolding needed for all young people to learn challenging academic content
- Creating flexible learning environments that incorporate a variety of instructional approaches, including the use of technology
- Developing self-knowledge, meta-cognitive, and self-advocacy skills
- Connecting learning to real-world experiences
As a result of student-centered approaches, learners feel understood and safe. When students feel safe, they are better able to learn, to persevere through struggles, and to become lifelong learners.
Self-Portrait™ Power Traits Assessment
1. The Self-Portrait™ assessment gives you the tools you need to truly implement a student-centered learning approach that creates confidence and leads to more success for both students and teachers.
2. Take the Self-Portrait™ power traits assessment to leverage your own strengths.
- Student Self-Portrait™ assessment
for 3rd grade to college students, and their parents and teachers
- Adult Self-Portrait™ assessment
for adult personal and professional development
Power Traits for Life™
Those who have taken the Self-Portrait™ power traits assessment can go to www.PowerTraitsforLife.com to learn about their results and how to apply them for a personalized approach to lifelong success.
Click on the links below to explore the 5 dimensions of personalized learning.
- Disposition: the qualities that impact how you interact with the world.
- Modalities: the way you process information.
- Environment: the surroundings you prefer when you need to focus.
- Interests: the things that you enjoy doing – they are often your #1 motivators.
- Talents: your natural skills – those things you can do with ease.