Personal Mastery is a learner-centered, standards based educational approach which leads to each student mastering learning in a personalized manner. It adheres to a customized learning and performance and competency based education. In a Personal Mastery classroom, personalizing learning is the process which empowers the learner, with appropriate support and advice, to decide what, where, when and how they learn. This is achieved by developing the engagement of learners in the management and design of their learning experiences.
Because each student is pre-assessed, scored and then begins instruction on their level it no longer makes sense to use traditional lesson plans. The teacher no longer provides whole group instruction where every student is working on the same page on the same day.
These lesson plans cover the Math and ELA standards for the entire school year. I print them out and make them available for parents, administration and other classroom observations. I then make quick notes for myself for my small group instruction as needed. These are not traditional small groups, but groups pulled on an as needed basis. They consist of review, re-teach or enrichment groups.