Creativity is acknowledged as being at the top of the learning hierarchy. Above evaluating, analyzing, applying, understanding, and knowing.
Prior to COVID, up to 40 percent of new teachers left the profession within five years. The reasons they left varied widely.
The biggest challenge is an efficient and effective way to write and teach the new learning infrastructure curriculum.
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.
For students to think deeply in applied circumstances, the curriculum in which they participate must give them time and opportunity to do just that
Mary Chapman finds what appears to be a unique school district. As the story unfolds, Mary’s initial perceptions turn out to be accurate. The depressing aspect was that she rejected 90% of the districts reviewed via webpages. Some of them emphasized only basic organizational structures. They gave lip service to their mission using a sentenceContinue reading “15. The Welcoming Organization and the Novice Professional Teacher”