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FROM THE EDITOR

N A E S P S TA F F

From Aspirational
to Operational
W

ith the population of various student subcategories increasing (low socioeconomic status,
diagnosed disabilities, English learners, and gifted and
talented, to name a few), educators are rightly focused
on identifying barriers and redesigning learning experiences to fit diverse learning needs. According to the
2016 Digital Promise Global report "Making Learning
Personal for All: The Growing Diversity in Today's
Classroom," achieving educational equity requires that
schools focus on understanding how individual students learn-and not the fictional "average student."
Prioritizing personalized learning strategies ensures that school leaders
move beyond thinking about equity as a core belief and make it into a consistent practice, or as Universal Design for Learning implementation specialist
Bill Wilmot writes, moving from the aspirational to the operational to "create
effective, learner-centered environments that leverage individual differences
rather than expunge them in pursuit of excellence." (See page 16 to read
Wilmot's article, "A Brighter Future for Personalized Learning: How leaders
can apply the Universal Design for Learning framework to continuously support personalized learning.")
In this issue of Principal magazine, read about the latest research on personalized learning, discover strategies to support teachers' use of UDL and
implement education technology in rural settings, and find out how to set
up a sensory room. Then, take your learning to practice with the attached
Leading Lessons guide on leveraging data to personalize learning (see page
11). Pull the resource out and use it with your leadership team to assess your
data plan.
This year, you can look forward to Principal magazine helping you to move
from aspirational to inspirational on topics such as leading with equity, special education, wraparound services, and innovation. I'm always looking for
great ideas, so please take the time to let me know your specific needs and
how you would like to use Principal magazine as a resource.
- Kaylen Tucker, Ph.D.
Contact me on Twitter
@kaylentucker

L. Earl Franks, Ed.D., CAE
Executive Director,
NAESP Foundation President
Kaylen Tucker, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief
ktucker@naesp.org
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Principal - September/October 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Principal - September/October 2019

From the Editor
Snapshots
5 Things
Getting to Why
A Brighter Future for Personalized Learning
Models of Voice and Choice
When Rural Gets Personal
Research Roundup: The Personal Touch
New Sensation
The Language of Learning
Giving Back, Together
In the Spotlight
Practitioner’s Corner
Early Career
Raising the Bar
The Reflective Principal
Speaking Out
Parents & Schools
NAESP Partners & Advertiser Index
Principal - September/October 2019 - Cover1
Principal - September/October 2019 - Cover2
Principal - September/October 2019 - 1
Principal - September/October 2019 - 2
Principal - September/October 2019 - 3
Principal - September/October 2019 - From the Editor
Principal - September/October 2019 - 5
Principal - September/October 2019 - Snapshots
Principal - September/October 2019 - 7
Principal - September/October 2019 - 5 Things
Principal - September/October 2019 - 9
Principal - September/October 2019 - Getting to Why
Principal - September/October 2019 - 11
Principal - September/October 2019 - 12
Principal - September/October 2019 - 13
Principal - September/October 2019 - 14
Principal - September/October 2019 - 15
Principal - September/October 2019 - A Brighter Future for Personalized Learning
Principal - September/October 2019 - 17
Principal - September/October 2019 - 18
Principal - September/October 2019 - 19
Principal - September/October 2019 - Models of Voice and Choice
Principal - September/October 2019 - 21
Principal - September/October 2019 - 22
Principal - September/October 2019 - 23
Principal - September/October 2019 - When Rural Gets Personal
Principal - September/October 2019 - 25
Principal - September/October 2019 - 26
Principal - September/October 2019 - 27
Principal - September/October 2019 - Research Roundup: The Personal Touch
Principal - September/October 2019 - 29
Principal - September/October 2019 - New Sensation
Principal - September/October 2019 - 31
Principal - September/October 2019 - The Language of Learning
Principal - September/October 2019 - 33
Principal - September/October 2019 - 34
Principal - September/October 2019 - 35
Principal - September/October 2019 - Giving Back, Together
Principal - September/October 2019 - 37
Principal - September/October 2019 - 38
Principal - September/October 2019 - 39
Principal - September/October 2019 - In the Spotlight
Principal - September/October 2019 - 41
Principal - September/October 2019 - Practitioner’s Corner
Principal - September/October 2019 - 43
Principal - September/October 2019 - Early Career
Principal - September/October 2019 - 45
Principal - September/October 2019 - Raising the Bar
Principal - September/October 2019 - 47
Principal - September/October 2019 - The Reflective Principal
Principal - September/October 2019 - 49
Principal - September/October 2019 - 50
Principal - September/October 2019 - 51
Principal - September/October 2019 - Speaking Out
Principal - September/October 2019 - 53
Principal - September/October 2019 - Parents & Schools
Principal - September/October 2019 - NAESP Partners & Advertiser Index
Principal - September/October 2019 - 56
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