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Co-creation of schedules

Collecting feedback from students to create a personalized learning schedule


Habits of Success teachers work with students to help them determine what their learning schedules should look like. Given the age of the students, this is a highly structured process, but students are able to provide feedback about what types of learning activities and resources they like and don’t like. Ideally this process occurs every two weeks, though practically it often happens closer to every three weeks.

Content teachers are able to incorporate this feedback into students’ schedules. Even though some activities that students don’t like can’t be eliminated, modifications can still be made. For example, a teacher might select an activity they know a student is really good at to occur right after one they struggle in, to make sure the student maintains confidence in their learning ability.

Roots Co-creation of Schedule
teacher writes on paper while student watches

Student Does

  • Shares what they like and don’t like about their learning.

Teacher Does

  • Discusses schedule with student during 1:1 conference.
  • Records academic data and student feedback.
  • Adjusts student schedules based on new student information.

Technology Does

  • Provides a template for storing and sharing student interests to help inform and support instruction.
  • Provides an easy-to-use interface so teachers can change student schedules based on feedback.

Roots Student Choice in Learning Resources

Strategy Resources

Roots Executive Director Provides an Overview of Creation of Schedules

Roots ED and Founder, Jonathan Hanover, shares the process for scheduling student and teacher time.Transcript... Learn More

Teacher Discusses Leveraging Student Feedback at Roots

Roots teacher, Lecksy Wolk, explains how teachers are able to elicit and integrate student feedback... Learn More

Teacher Discusses Personalized Learning Experiences at Roots

Roots teacher, Megan Miles, explains how rotations through different activities are personalized to student need... Learn More

Teacher Discusses Student Choice at Roots

Roots teacher, Samantha Gambino, explains how choice is integrated into the student day, particularly during... Learn More

Roots One-on-One Conferencing Spreadsheet

Roots uses one-on-one conferencing spreadsheets so that students are able to benchmark their progress and... Learn More

Roots Student Schedule

This picture shows two students Monday and Tuesday schedules at Roots so that you can... Learn More

This picture shows two students Monday and Tuesday schedules at Roots so that you can see how flexible scheduling allows for personalization.