A twist on that analogy is the need for better bridges between schools and the communities they serve.
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47. Student Mastery Profiles: The Teaching and Learning Contract
The complicated theory is the student mastery profile as a measure of student progress.
46. Begin with a Well-Designed and Written Curriculum
Students theoretically agree to learn what is taught.
45. Gaining Support of Stakeholders
Mastery statements are performance declarations with no escape clause. Their impact cannot be assessed in a social or intellectual vacuum.
44. A Nation at Risk Updated
Learning is the result of cognitive development. Mastery operates at a high level of cognition, depicted in complex human behaviors that exceed the mundane.
43. A Proposal from the Language Arts SAC is Readied for the Curriculum Council
Schools that gave prior attention to achieving student mastery through well-constructed local curricula, linked to compatible instructional processes, maintained student learning during the pandemic. Their teachers had been thoroughly involved in all aspects of curricular content, instructional design, and assessment of student learning. Such involvement provided a solid instructional platform when they were forced to use online instruction.
42. A Proposal Readied for the Curriculum Council
We do indeed have many of the same problems identified in 1983. Maybe the reason those problems still exist is because the measures taken to fix them were wrong.
41. A Proposal is Readied for the Curriculum Council
“Right now we provide students answers for which they have no questions. The challenge is to create conditions that stimulate curiosity, resulting in lasting and meaningful learning.”
40. A Philosophical Foundation
Non-language arts teachers began to see the logic of connecting language arts and technology. Letting language be the thread that ran through all subjects in a project-based environment.
39. Connecting Tangibility and Creativity to Make Learning a Change in Behavior (or to Think About It)
My kids did their assignments. But they were almost lifeless in terms of academic growth. And they were unable to tell me what, if anything, they were getting out of school.