"I try to personalize learning by letting my students know how important their identity is to me and that I want to see them for every part of who they are because they matter and are valued in our space. I constantly seek out opportunities to learn more about my students' cultures and where their family comes from."
Personalized Learning in Action
We're in the third year of evolving our approach to students' social, emotional and behavioral health to strengthen how we develop students' social and emotional skills and get students' the help they need when they need it.
Spring Lake Park High School students in the Business and Innovation class stepped into the Shark Tank last week to pitch their unique business ideas. With ideas like cleats that can be used for multiples sports, an LGBT+ friendly coffee shop, full-sized skincare subscription box and a transportation company for unused food, it was hard for judges to choose a winner.
Students are becoming inventors, artists and creators as part of their learning in the “How to Make Almost Anything” course at Spring Lake Park High School (SLPHS).
"By learning Spanish this way, we can use it in real-life such as in other countries or when meeting someone new. We don’t just learn the language in this class, we are learning about different cultures and people." -Westwood eighth grader Danielle Davis
"The best part of my day is definitely seeing the kids reach that moment of discovery when their project really starts coming together, or when they discover a unique way to solve a particularly stubborn problem."