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.
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
The Self-Portrait™ assessment gives you the tools you need to truly implement a student-centered learning approach that creates confidence and eliminates failure for both students and teachers.
Take the Self-Portrait™ power traits assessment to leverage your 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 http://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.