Personalized Learning – Designing for the Extremes

The MYTH of Averages

We are losing our most gifted students to disengagement because we are designing learning activities for an average learner.  At the same time, those students with jagged learning profiles – high abilities and interests in science or content areas, but lower than average reading abilities are lost in reading expectations before they begin.

In fact, the use of averages fails to meet the needs of a diverse population and human abilities, talents and interests.

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