If teachers still believe that students would sit glued to their benches with full focus and concentration, while they deliver lectures that do not meet their expectations, they might be totally mistaken. This is archaic now.
Education is getting revolutionized. With this, comes the opportunity of getting a technology-driven personalised learning experience. The concept of personalised learning aims at providing a learning experience to the students that meet the expectations of all the students. It focuses on curating a curriculum based on the learning pace of every student.
Here are Some Ways by Which You Can Provide a Personalised Learning Experience in the Classroom
1. Use of Technology
Technology has a great influence on the education industry. It not only helps teachers connect and teach students online with the use of various tools such as a mobile teacher app but also helps them connect with teachers all across the globe. This allows them to share experiences and learnings about what works in the classroom. Apart from that, teachers from the same school can chat with their peers to find out what they are doing to teach the students of different IQ levels and what is working for them. It will also help them find out where they stand and what they can improve in their teaching techniques.
Teachers can use an education app to keep records of students performance and assign them homework. With the help of such apps, students can also track their progress and strive to thrive academically. Additionally, it makes it easier for the less confident student to communicate with their teachers.
2. Make Students Feel Important
Personalised learning focuses on making students engage in their classroom and for that, it is important to make them feel wanted. When students know that they are valued, their views and opinion in the class matter, only then they will be willing to express themselves and open up with teachers. It creates an engaging and positive classroom environment for the exchange of knowledge.
3. Addressing the Individual Struggles of Students
Every student is different and has his/her own learning capacity. Some might be quick learners while some are slow learners. Few lessons might be easier for some while the same lessons might be complex for some students. None of this should be a benchmark for other students who struggle with learning a topic or learning as a whole.
For instance, if the basics that were taught in the second standard (say) is not clear to some students, they might not be able to solve the questions of the third standard that are based on such basics. So, the teachers need to support the present level of the students for providing a personalised learning experience.
4. Facilitate the Power of Choice
Just like it is important to make students realise their worth in the class, it is also important to make them understand that their choice matters; they have a voice in the classroom.
Let them decide on which topic they want to learn next. You may also let them list out the specifications about a lesson once you begin the introductory session. If you assign them to work, say for example they need to prepare for a speech, let them decide on what topic they want to speak about instead of simply allotting them topics.
5. Ask for Feedbacks
Encourage your students to share their experiences, ask for their feedback. Take note of what they say. This will give you insights into how effective your teaching has been and also on the learning pace of the students. This will help you in tweaking your teaching techniques.
When knowledge is served in the right manner that motivates the students to learn enthusiastically, the purpose of education is served.