"Private schools take pride in educating future leaders and preparing students for major responsibilities in society. This is a tall order, but an LRM significantly facilitates this work by putting students in the driver’s seat of their education and making them accountable for their own learning."
Private schools provide students with rigorous, challenging learning experiences that push them beyond the basic curriculum and towards competitive lifelong success. While offering students a rich, meaningful education is a worthy goal, it can be extremely difficult for private schools to survive and thrive outside the financial and structural supports provided by taxpayer money and government assistance.
Learning Relationship Management platforms (LRMs) offer private school teachers and administrators a toolkit to overcome these challenges, while creating a high-engagement educational experience for students. Using an LRM, it’s easy to create both a core curriculum of skills and knowledge that every student should master as well as an individualized learning experience for each student. In this way, an LRM can make student learning both more purposeful and more engaging.
Private schools exist because many parents and teachers find the basic public school curriculum to be severely lacking. LRMs allow private schools to codify their own superior curriculum by breaking things down into individual goals, learning targets, skills and takeaways for students.
A robust LRM allows private schools to pick and choose the best ideas from pre-existing curricula like the Common Core Standards or Next Generation Science Standards while also integrating custom learning targets for topics like religious education or community involvement. This means any private school can use an LRM to create a truly unique curriculum either from scratch or by piecing together the most important elements of other frameworks.
When creating a classroom lesson or assigning a learning experience, teachers can tie that experience to established curriculum standards through the LRM to make the purpose of the lesson transparent and give students a clear picture of success. By doing this, teachers and schools encourage students to engage actively with the curriculum to make learning as purposeful as possible.
Private schools take pride in educating future leaders and preparing students for major responsibilities in society. This is a tall order, but an LRM significantly facilitates this work by putting students in the driver’s seat of their education and making them accountable for their own learning.
When using an LRM, students must demonstrate their mastery of each skill or content piece through documentation and reflection. To prove they have met learning targets, students upload work samples that prove their proficiency in that given area and craft a short reflection in which they explain why that document supports their claim that they have mastered the material. Teachers and administrators can then review the student evidence, provide feedback and decide whether or not to endorse and approve that student’s work.
This helps students build key metacognitive and management skills, increasing their feelings of agency in their own lives and building leadership qualities for the future. At the same time, the LRM fosters a culture of accountability throughout the school, better preparing private school students for the high expectations of college and the professional world.
Learning Relationship Management platforms are ideal for private schools because they provide a strong framework for learners to become agents of their own education in an environment that emphasizes rigor, skill development and accountability. Additionally, LRMs empower private school administrators and teachers to create the most meaningful possible curriculum to ensure their students grow into the leaders and professionals of tomorrow.