As students come to class on a daily basis they can expect to have their teacher well prepared to engage all students in the learning process throughout each class period. The steps involved in that learning process will reflect the following outline. Teachers will:
- Establish a Readiness for Learning - Teachers will prepare each student for the day's learning through a review of past learning’s or an activity to spark an interest in what will follow.
- Inform Students What Is To Be Learned - Teachers will tell students what is to be accomplished by the end of each class period and why it is necessary for it to be accomplished.
- Teach What Is to Be Learned - Teachers will use a variety of methods to ensure that each student accomplishes what is to be learned and that each also knows how to put it into practice.
- Provide Students With An Opportunity to Demonstrate Their Skills - Your teacher will give you meaningful ways to show him/her that you have accomplished what was to be learned through the use of homework to be done independently outside of class.
- Conclude Each Lesson Smoothly - Your teacher will always close each lesson with a final review of what was learned and why, and prepare you for what you may expect the next time you come to class.
As you learn, you can expect your teachers to provide you with many opportunities to demonstrate your ability to use your newly acquired knowledge. The methods used may come in the form of homework, quizzes, oral questions, writing assignments, and special projects. Regardless of the method, your teacher will expect you to use your new learning’s in ways that will develop your ability to think. The levels of thinking that will be developed are as follows, listed from simple to most challenging.
- Recall - Your ability to memorize and recognize information
- Comprehension - Your ability to interpret and/or translate what you've learned
- Application - This is your ability to apply what you've learned in a new or different situation
- Analysis - How well you can break down new information into parts or components
- Synthesis - Your ability to take those parts broken down from an analysis and put them together to form something new
- Evaluation - Your ability to assess, judge, or appraise something based upon previously learned information.
You may expect this type of teaching and learning from all teachers, as they believe it is essential if our school is to fulfill its mission and assure the success of all students.