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Patrick A Collins

Music Educator | Web Developer

Patrick Collins

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The development of our students’ executive function may be our most important task as modern educators. When we talk about executive functions, we are referring to the high-level cognitive skills that people use to manage their own behaviors (Weill Institute for Neurosciences, 2020); this includes ensuring that students have the ability to self-regulate their learning - especially over long periods, such as for a project. In the music classroom, our students are part of a perpetual…

Patrick Collins

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As I learn more about personalized learning and mastery-based teaching, I feel it is appropriate to outline my plan for personalized learning in the upcoming school year. This should serve as accountability for myself, and as a guide for other teachers in the present and future looking to implement personalized learning in their classroom.

Patrick Collins

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Whether it’s called mastery-based or competency-based education, the premise is the same: education should focus on teaching in a way that each and every student truly masters the content before they moving on to the next thing.

Patrick Collins

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One of the best things about teaching in 2020 is the abundance of technology tools available for teachers, with many of them being at little to no cost! Lets look at four different tools, Adobe Spark, OBS, Explain Everything, and Knewton Alta, teacher can utilize in their classroom to support personalized learning.

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Patrick is a music educator, techie, and a giant Disney lover. He is located in North Georgia.