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Reclaiming Personalized Learning

A Pedagogy for Restoring Equity and Humanity in Our Classrooms
Second Edition
By: Paul Emerich France

A Joint Publication with Learning Forward

Updated with insights from the pandemic, this second edition includes practical guidance on inclusive learning environments; applications for assessment and instruction; and adaptable classroom tools.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781071875919
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2022
  • Page Count: 232
  • Publication date: March 08, 2022

Price: $34.95



Put the person back in personalization with a touch of humanity.

It’s a paradox: technology to individualize curriculum has made classrooms less personal. Let’s instead trust educators to make learning personal by supporting student agency, self-awareness, and the intimate personal connections found in authentic learning experiences.

In the second edition of this groundbreaking book—newly streamlined, and updated with insights from the pandemic—Paul France presents a vision of humanized personalization that rejects the corporate mindset and instead holds equity and inclusion at its center. France leverages over a decade of experience as a National Board Certified Teacher, education consultant, and education technology developer, sharing the following:

  • Practical guidance on designing inclusive learning environments for diverse groups
  • Sustainable applications for humanized personalization in curriculum design, assessment, and instruction
  • Real-life stories from the author’s experience on both sides of the personalization debate
  • A multitude of classroom tools, adaptable to a variety of instructional contexts

Nobody understands the need for humanizing education better than teachers. While educators across the country have learned that inundating students with personalized learning technologies is not the way to go, many don’t know how to personalize learning without them. The time to humanize personalized learning and our classrooms is now—and this book will give you a place to start.



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Paul Emerich France

Paul Emerich France is a National Board Certified Teacher, adjunct professor, and education consultant who is dedicated to helping every student feel valued in the classroom. Having taught in various roles from transitional kindergarten to fifth grade, in both public and independent schools, Paul's experience extends to working in Silicon Valley for an edtech company, founding three microschools, and building personalized learning software for classrooms. This experience cemented his understanding of human-centered pedagogy that prioritizes humanity over technology. As an accomplished author, he has written articles for prestigious publications and authored the book "Humanizing Distance Learning: Centering Equity and Humanity in Times of Crisis." Paul is sought after as a writer, speaker, keynote presenter, workshop facilitator, and he even partners with schools nationwide. His teaching and thought leadership have been acknowledged in notable platforms like the Atlantic, WIRED, SXSW EDU, and the New Yorker. Above all, Paul thrives on fostering connections with students and fellow educators, urging everyone to engage in courageous conversations about identity in order to make learning more personal for all.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Section One: Foundations

Chapter 1: Personalization Myths

Chapter 2: Teaching in Three Dimensions

Section Two: Pedagogy

Chapter 3 Centering Humanity Through Learner Agency

Chapter 4: Curriculum and Assessment as a Flexible Frame

Chapter 5: Humanizing Teaching to Personalize Learning

Section Three: Equity

Chapter 6: A Sense of Belonging

Chapter 7: Justice



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