Learning from students’ families as a step toward equity in literacy instruction

School kids sitting on cushions and studying over books in a library

One important finding from Moll and colleagues’ study is that the people with whom children interacted possessed a multidimensional understanding of a child. They report: Thus, the “teacher” in these home based contexts of learning will know the child as a “whole” person, not merely as a “student,” taking into account or having knowledge about […]

Personalized learning is more than an edtech marketing term. It requires good teachers.

Boys and girl use computers at a table while teacher observes.

The meaning of “personalized learning” is rooted in research and practice pointing to the following conclusions: Children have an innate drive to learn, and how they learn best varies from child to child. Kids are not passive, empty vessels waiting to be filled with facts but rather active, innately curious explorers.  Two concepts connected with […]