One-to-One Sessions Personalized Learning is at the Heart of a MARIO Classroom One-to-one sessions with students occur every day and can take place in as little as 5-7 minutes for each student. Maximize time by establishing different topics for each session that rotate regularly. Ideas for sessions include goal reviews, academic performance checks, reviews of habits and attitudes towards learning, study strategy reviews, and general check-ins. You don’t have to be rigid with these topics and you might want to shift the conversation if a student is dealing with a significant issue. It's incredible what can happen when students regularly get an opportunity to share what matters most to them. Example Session Structures One-to-One Sessions The Perfect Opportunity to Improve Students' Self-Advocacy and Efficacy Empower your students and allow them to own their learning by taking the lead during this time. While students might initially find this too challenging, you can coach them through the sessions and, if needed, provide scaffolding related to the appropriate topic(s). Students can more effectively monitor their learning and plan for their future by learning to use a management tool, like Trello. In addition to summarizing and crystallizing their understanding for themselves, a platform like this will enable students to more easily see and interpret significant trends and shifts in their thinking and learning over time. Trello is a recommended option because it allows you to simultaneously access and amend your students’ content on their secure site. Trial Trello One-to-One Sessions You Can Do This Even if it seems impossible, there are creative ways to make one-to-one learning the core of your classroom. If you have more than one student in your classroom, the first challenge is finding a physical space that is suited for confidential conversations while simultaneously allowing you to monitor the rest of the class. If you don't have an assistant or a glass cubicle inside of a bigger room, we suggest a combination of study carrels, over the head earphones, background music, and shared norms and expectations. After handling the physical logistics, it's time to decide what the students will be doing when they aren't conferencing with you. A more traditional approach involves students completing homework and studying for upcoming assessments, but you have another great option if your students are engaged in self-directed learning, like creating and completing personalized learning playlists. What Are Learning Playlists?


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