Student-Centered vs. Teacher-Centered
Our district is working to build student autonomy and individual goal setting. Many of our teachers struggle with allowing our students to “take the reign” over their own learning, especially now that Covid has made those learning gaps more evident than ever.
We have strengthened our coaching practices with a focus on rubric-based learning objectives and have seen a lot of student and teacher growth. However, this has started with a small population of our teachers. We are struggling with the buy-in of other teachers. Some feel the work is too much or simply do not see the benefit because growth does not necessarily mean proficient on state mandated assessments.
Wanting to connect with others who are in the same situation and have suggestions for assisting teachers in this situation. I have done a lot of work within the curriculum development to incorporate many of the tools and resources they will need to begin the process. I do feel; however, that the inclusion of those resources may overwhelm those that are not ready or frustrate those who do not want to take that step forward.