September 2017 Regional Meetings

9:00 - 11:30
(All Locations)

Making Sure All the Pieces Fit 

Implementing the written curriculum requires a great deal from our teachers. As we know, it is much more than just guiding students through a day of prepared lessons aligned to state standards.

Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe identified ‘Six Facets of Understanding’ essential in taking students to higher levels of thinking. Perhaps the most important for us today, of their noted behavior patterns and habits of mind, is Empathy

During the past several years, people in the United States have heard a lot about “winning the hearts and minds” of others. The term suggests gaining the positive attention of a group of people for a virtuous purpose. Although the term has been co-opted by the media and politicians, it has a deeper meaning for teachers.
As Wiggins states, we must win students ‘hearts and minds’ by engaging them in whatever subject we teach, so they can discover genuine meaning and value in their academic experience.

Taking a critical look at how and why many important ideas are so misunderstood and why learning is often seen as so fragile may be wound up in how we handle the egocentrism, ethnocentrism and present-centeredness in the answers and explanations our students often use to express their understandings.

Plan to join us at one of the upcoming SMCAA Regional meetings as we examine how teaching “Empathy” requires more than just teaching students how to develop a perspective or tolerance of views other than their own.

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