It's nearly impossible to teach the same to today's Generation Z than with past generations. It seems like they just aren't interested.
Think about it. They were all born post 9/11. The internet has never been a novelty to them and smartphones were never the "new" thing. Their brains are legitimately wired differently than those who had to wait in their lives for those luxuries. They believe in instant gratification and if it's not of interest to them, then can quickly move on to the next thing that is.
If you spend more time than you care to admit wanting to pull your hair out with these kids, you're not alone.
Being trained to teach and actually doing it are two very different things. Throw in a generation that is learning differently than any other generation before them and jobs that once filled educators with passion and determination are sending them home exhausted and downtrodden at night.
It DOESN'T have to be that way. That's why we're here to help.
Picture your class starting each day and:
It would be incredible, right? You'd be doing the job you signed up for without getting bogged down with discipline issues, endless grading, and constant stress and frustration.
You would enjoy teaching again and would visibly see yourself making a difference in your students lives through interactions that were meaningful for BOTH sides.
The issue with student-centered learning is that it seems good in theory, but nothing out there explains how to actually do it properly....and it's a tough pill to swallow when you go out on a limb, try something out, and it fails.
What if you found a program that takes you step-by-step through the transition and makes it seamlessly? What if the creator of this program spent five years perfecting it in the classroom (not just based off some theories concocted in an office somewhere)? It would seem to good to be true, right?
Nope. Fate has brought you here because this is exactly what this system does. Once you go through this course, you can start using the same lesson-planning concept for each lesson in every class…multiple grades and multiple levels…and guess what…it will work! Over and over again, it will work! The classroom will be fun again...for everyone!
When you enroll in "A Passion for Progress", you get…..
After 11 years in the classroom, Jenn found herself moving from a teacher-centered model to an entirely learner-centered model. This process took an exorbitant amount of trial and error because there isn't much information out there about how to successfully "do" student-centered learning effectively. Thus, in 2018, Student-Centered World was born.
"I know the value of continuing education as a special education teacher. It's because of this appreciation for knowledge that I'm always on the lookout for classes that have a direct impact on my professional practice and take back to my students. A Passion for Progress: Becoming a Student-Centered Educator, checked all the boxes for me. Jenn's course is actionable, easy-to-follow resources so I can learn about creating a Student-Centered program. Jenn has created short instruction packed videos filled with examples of what Student-Centered programming looks like and how as a teacher I can create, build and maintain it. Her videos, workbooks, and examples helped me to bridge the gap of theory to practice and helped me build a Student-Centered program in a district that pushes student first programming"
- Alison Whiteley, Toad-ally Exceptional Learners
"Our district was struggling with too many teacher-led lessons. Many instructors wanted to change the dynamics in their classroom but weren't sure how. Through her well-planned and executed workshops, Jenn helped many of our teachers become proficient in student-centered strategies. Her workshops are engaging and always fill-up first!"
- Danielle Hartman, Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction, Burlington County Institute of Technology