The Learning Professional
Put Learning in High Gear
An article in The Learning Professional, the Learning Forward Journal, details integrated curriculum-based efforts to strengthen teaching across districts.
Chong-Hao Fu, CEO of Leading Educators, explains that just as doctors aren’t expected to invent a new procedure to do open heart surgery, teachers shouldn’t have to design lessons from scratch. Instead, they can apply professional judgment to differentiate instruction, drawing from evidence-based practices to meet students’ needs.
“There isn’t a Platonic ideal lesson that exists outside of the relationship between teachers and students,” says Fu. “Teachers inevitably must make decisions to respond to their students. The question is, how do we help them do so skillfully?”