Manifesto

I believe. . . the way I teach must change to fit the students in front of me.  Standardized tests will not keep up with this change.  Traditional assessments will never be adequate to evaluate it.  

I believe. . . change is a leap, not a step.  

I believe. . . understanding how to learn is a discipline in and of itself.  I am a master of teaching students how to learn.  I don’t have to have all the answers.

I believe. . . learning is about doing.  I will focus on application, not academics.

I believe. . . barriers to student learning are emotional, not intellectual.

I believe. . . students should learn about things they care about.  I will value the voice and choice of all of my students, even when it is different from my own.

I believe. . . learning is about doing.  I will focus on application, not academics.

I no longer believe in the phrase “don’t reinvent the wheel”.

I believe. . . great leaders dare to be different.  I will not just talk about risk-taking.  I will actually do it.

 

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