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Personally Significant Learning

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Teacher Quality Standards

  • QS III: Teachers plan and deliver effective instruction and create an environment that facilitates learning for their students.
    • Element D: Teachers establish and communicate high expectations and use processes to support the development of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

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This blog post outlines 10 propositions for consideration towards creating an environment where learning is more personally significant for both students and teachers. She advocates for becoming, at least at times, a "Meddler in the Middle".  

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McWilliam, E. & Taylor, P. (2012, April 16). Personally Significant Learning [Web log post]. Retrieved from: