Tag: Education

Personalized Learning
· 14 min read

Expanded Collaboration

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    Patrick Collins

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Coaching to Collaboration One of the most important soft-skills in the 21st-century is the ability to collaborate. As problems become more complex and projects become more intertwined, it is important that students understand how to work effective with others. This makes it an important skill for educators to develop throughout their students’...
Personalized Learning
· 12 min read

Developing Growth and Mastery Mindset

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    Patrick Collins

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In Carol Dweck’s micro lecture for Stanford Alumni (2014), she defines a fixed mindset as believing that one only has a certain amount of “stuff” and that they cannot get any more. In contrast, a growth mindset sees the opportunity to grow and develop more “stuff” through effort and persistence. Dweck goes further to...
Personalized Learning
· 7 min read

Strategies for Facilitating Learner Agency

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    Patrick Collins

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Facilitating Learner Agency In order to have an effective personalized learning environment, the students need to have agency. Learner agency refers to the ability for the learner to feel as if they have control over what is going on around them; more specifically, it is their ability to set lofty goals, forge a path towards the goals, reflect and...
Personalized Learning
· 11 min read

Developing Executive Function in the Instrumental Music Classroom

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    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...