With 21st century learning comes 21st century skills.  Incorporating techniques like self-directed curriculum and more collaborative activities helps students prepare for the 21st century workplace but students (and teachers) can become frustrated if they don’t have the social and emotional skills necessary to succeed in a new learning and teaching environment.  CICS West Belden, a charter school in Chicago, was struggling to successfully implement a personalized learning program until they incorporated a framework that gave students the tools they needed to take charge of their learning.  Currently the school is working on finding ways to quantify the improvements they’re seeing in the classroom and you can read more about their experience here.