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One reason why the notion of personalized learning is so popular—one
reason it is such a “head-nodder phrase”—is that it recognizes that
students are all individuals, with different experiences and
different preferences. At the same time, “children are more alike than
different in how they think and learn,” as Riley quotes his hero (and
mine), the cognitive psychologist Dan Willingham. We need a system of
education that acknowledges and accommodates both realities.