What is #themonalisaeffect   ?


Remember when you visited Lisa Gherardini in her room in the Denon Wing of the Louvre? Or simply imagine you are there, quite easy considering the ubiquity of her eyes and smile…

Wherever you are in that room, she is looking at you. I have tested her; I can guarantee it. Whoever you are, and whatever your ethnicity or mother tongue, gender or sexuality, learning style preferences or personal interests, aptitude or attitudes, you are in her gaze.

It seems to me that this is nothing more than what we should be aiming to achieve in every classroom around the world. Every single student should experience a learning journey which feels like it is looking right at them, like it has been designed specifically for them.

This is truly Personalised Learning. And this can only be achieved if we truly know each and every student.

© 2019 Matthew Savage