Learning should be personalized to each student. Children are individuals and learn in different ways. I believe my background in Psychology and Special Educational Needs has well equipped me in understanding how individual children learn. This has allowed me to tailor my teaching to the individual needs of my pupils.
Personalized learning is fundamental in Early Years, as this is when a child’s approach to learning is developed. I believe, when learning is personalized, it is challenging, exciting, and engaging. It allows individuals to reach their optimum potential and achieve more. My implementation of personalized learning was praised by Ofsted in March 2016. My Early Years Foundation Stage Department was awarded Outstanding (as was the whole school) specifically noting individuals making a “flying start” in Early Years. Having spent eight years as an Early Years Foundation Stage teacher, I have developed a strong awareness of the positive impact personalized learning can have on a child’s attitude to learning and their desire to be inquisitive.