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.
Maybe language allows for the exploration of subtleties and innovative ideas. But math is only a tool to explain or verify. It appears creativity is being pushed to the forefront of our district’s mastery statement.
The standards movement of the last three decades, with its patchwork approach to school improvement, made it difficult to succinctly identify a purpose for American public schools.
Teaching and learning a more impactful and significant curriculum would mean changes in priorities and the techniques needed to meet them.
The heart of the new learning infrastructure is a curriculum designed to be substantive in terms of student mastery.
Mary and Barbara are smart, insightful, well- prepared formally or informally, and female role-breakers. They are risk takers and appropriately ambitious. They are filled with vision and resolve.
Everything in human learning depends on communication. Science and math are no exception. Numbers, symbols, problem solving equations, research strategies, construction, and virtually everything else depends on being able to understand others through language.
Better able to engage with teachers much older and more experienced. Who, because of the process, were also being transformed.
The most challenging part is becoming more professionally assertive than I believed possible. To overcome my feelings of inadequacy and vulnerability in the face of change.
The unit outcome provides an overview of the complete intention for student learning. It connects all elements in ways that show they are contiguous and mutually necessary.