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A podcast dedicated to the do-do's and don't-do's of personalized learning. We are irreverent, yet unabashedly authentic. If you want to learn a little about personalized learning for your classroom/school/district, and are willing to challenge your assumptions, then Matt & Courtney can help. Agree with us, challenge us, debate with us. It's education. Personalized.

Personalized Learning with Matt & Courtney Matthew Shea & Courtney Belolan

    • Education
    • 4.5 • 31 Ratings

A podcast dedicated to the do-do's and don't-do's of personalized learning. We are irreverent, yet unabashedly authentic. If you want to learn a little about personalized learning for your classroom/school/district, and are willing to challenge your assumptions, then Matt & Courtney can help. Agree with us, challenge us, debate with us. It's education. Personalized.

    S7 Ep3: Strategies for pre-assessment

    S7 Ep3: Strategies for pre-assessment

    Matt and Courtney return with some strategies for pre-assessment opportunities.

    • 22 min
    S7 Ep2: Learning from your mistakes

    S7 Ep2: Learning from your mistakes

    Matt and Courtney dig into the first educational study from the Edutopia list of the top 10 of 2021.  This study is named "Pretesting versus posttesting: the pedagogical benefits of ". Rolls right off the tongue.Matt asks lots of questions, while Courtney talks it through with him. Next week, we'll be offering up some opportunities for pre-assessment, and what it could look like in the classroom.

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    • 23 min
    Triumphant Return of the PLearnMC pod!

    Triumphant Return of the PLearnMC pod!

    Well, we took a lot of time off. We have had many many things happen in the autumn of 2021, as the rest of the world happened to us. We have returned, and you won't be able to get rid of us.
    We look at overviews of three recent education studies, and plan on getting deeper into them over the next few weeks. Find them here: https://www.edutopia.org/article/10-most-significant-education-studies-2021

    Find us at PLearnMC on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Thanks for listening!

    • 17 min
    S7 Ep 1: Starting the school year! Tips to help find out where learners are.

    S7 Ep 1: Starting the school year! Tips to help find out where learners are.

    Matt and Courtney are BACK with some tips and ideas for how to address learning needs that may have arisen over the past year and a half. What formative assessment strategies can teachers use to help find out where learners are - in a systematic manner?
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    • 19 min
    Crossover special with the Maine Education Matters pod!

    Crossover special with the Maine Education Matters pod!

    Matt and Courtney are here with a summer sendoff as they prepare for the new year. They are joined by their good friends at the Maine Education Matters podcast to talk about why they started a podcast and what keeps them going. Follow the MEM pod wherever you listen to this pod!

    • 33 min
    Interview! Human-Centered Learning Systems with Katherine Prince and Abbie Forbus Everett of KnowledgeWorks

    Interview! Human-Centered Learning Systems with Katherine Prince and Abbie Forbus Everett of KnowledgeWorks

    Matt and Courtney interview Katherine Prince, co-author of the publication Envisioning Human-Centered Learning Systems, and Abbie Forbus Everett of KnowledgeWorks. They discuss the vision for the future of learning, the key takeaways, and much more. Download it at the link above!

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

msbusyteacher ,

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👏🏻 Thank you for all your wisdom in every episode and especially the last one, Hard Conversations in Schools. We need more people talking about the dangers of where education can lead if we do not teach our history. It’s refreshing listening to you and shouting YES after almost every statement you two make. Thank you!

mhladek ,

Excellent Educational Podcast

I have been listening to this podcast for several years now, and I have been extremely excited every time a new episode comes out. Matt and Courtney do a great job of synthesizing all of the issues and ideas and concepts that go into personalized learning and really help guide teachers on this quest to create classrooms that focus on student-centered learning.

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Taking It Personal with Matt & Courtney

I had the opportunity to meet Matt at a podcast industry event & I really enjoyed hearing about Matt's philosophy on education. After listening to the "Data Data Data" episode, I am even more impressed with the personalized learning mission that Matt & Courtney are promoting to support both educators and students. I am so excited to share this show with friends and family who are teachers. I highly recommend this show for other educators looking to stay current in their field!

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