“There’s a place where the directions end
And before the kids begin”
If a Teacher had written “Where the Sidewalk Ends” it may have started like that!
There is s disturbing trend happening again in education, scripted lessons. If you use a scripted lesson sequence and follow it blindly, I would love to know why?
If I can script a lesson so that it is perfectly designed for everyone, two things will happen:
1. I will be insanely wealthy
2.It will be the death of the teaching profession
Fortunately for us, scripting lessons that fit the needs of diverse learners is impossible! There is always a catch, a change of plan, a massive problem.
If you are teaching from a book rather than from an in-depth knowledge of matching learning styles and content & delivery you are one step away from being a robot.
Find yourself! Remember that you are a trained professional! Use that training to tailor instruction for your class not for the generic “class”