Being an effective classroom practitioner is about as hard as it gets—each day, teachers make more decisions and witness more of the Stuff of Life than just about anyone. Making time to reflect upon students’ passions, skill-sets and learning predilections allows teachers to design meaningful curricula and improve student outcomes.
These principles will guide our collegial work:
- Meeting students where they’re at and holding high expectations for all learners
- Differentiating instruction to put all students in the Zone of Proximal Development or “learning zone”
- Recognizing and honoring the many facets of teachers and their practice
- Positive feedback
- Remaining current with research on teaching and learning