One of the things I love most about teaching is the opportunity we have to “start fresh” each school year - with new students and new possibilities. As we plan for the learning opportunities we will facilitate for our students, we need to step back from our curricula, lists of outcomes, and standards; step way back, and keep backing up, until a bigger picture starts to come into focus. Once we have the perspective of that bigger picture, we can zoom in again on the outcomes and standards as required.
I just posted this entry
on my blog, NEXUS
, and thought it might be of interest to people here as well. Read the whole post here.