A meeting protocol which uses dialog to surface assumptions, clarify group identity, and moves into a discussion leading into focus and action plans.
Polarities consist of the tension between two stances, and often they are perceived as problems when they are not; polarities co-exist, and when organizations address one to the neglect of the other, the imbalance creates conflict, or at least disagreement.
There is a bridge between teaching and learning made explicit in the IB World through the framework Approaches to Teaching and Learning.
Especially as it pertains to creating conditions for learning, mandating a pace that might carry forward each and every one in the organization is a delicate and complex bundle of decisions.
It’s a long journey and a complex one. How might we inquire our way toward building a successful MYP?
“Out beyond ideas of right and wrong, there is a garden. I’ll meet you there.”
– Jelaluddin Rumi
Hirsch’s concept of feedforward presents us with the force of time orientation as a mindshift for assessment to become part of how our schools self-organise and lead toward transformation.
Teaching students to become more self-directed in their approaches to learning is our goal. When we…
With the recent and visible crisis of trust involving Facebook, Thomas Friedman in his NYT…
This journey toward becoming the aspirational self is the fulcrum of a self-directed individual. Self-directed people are not forced to learn through the mandate of an evaluation of performance. They are not mechanical in their response to students’ learning needs. They are craftspeople, always honing the craft of teaching through emotionally-intelligent responses to the day to day events in their classrooms.