About Josh Griffith

I started off my career as a math teacher where I taught high school mathematics at Hoover High School in Des Moines Iowa.  It was here that I began to experiment with proficiency based learning.  It became clear to me that this was not enough and that the current system didn’t allow it to become what I wanted or felt students needed.  Last year I completed my masters degree for educational leadership through Viterbo and I am now the principal of the Collins-Maxwell 6-12 building.  I am passionate about personalized learning and creating a system that will support the needs of every individual within it.  I am also a husband and father of two girls and enjoy every second I get with the three of them.  I hope that I am able to create a working system of personalized learning in time for my two girls to experience the benefits of it.

  1. #1 by Kathleen McClaskey on September 15, 2012 - 4:00 pm

    Thank for the inspirational blog on “Let Them Own Their Learning”. When I saw this I Scoop.it to my topic on Personalize Learning and shared it out to the social media. I think it is a must read for educators everywhere. This past year, I started a company with a close colleague, Barbara Bray, and we have focused on the learner who we have seen as the missing piece in our conversations in education. When we read your blog about “owning their learning” we were thrilled that you used those words. We have created the Stages of Personalized Learning and we see that ownership is key to continued engagement in learning. We would like to have an opportunity to interview you as a new thought leader on personalized learning. We can be reached at personalizelearn@gmail.com. Please take a look at our website at http://www.personalizelearning.com. We hope we can connect soon so please let us know if an interview would be possible.

  2. #2 by Fran Griffith on December 4, 2012 - 12:47 pm

    Enjoyed reading this–very inspiring and thought-provoking! Congrats!

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