Introduction


It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.

                                  ~ Oscar Wilde


         


Angelina Adams

Social Studies - 8th Grade American History 


Brief Thoughts on Education

 

Students do not come to us as blank sheets of paper to be written upon; 

they come to us as unique stories and it is our job to help them discover their best narrative.

 

Rather than rely heavily on paper and lecture models of instruction, 

I believe the best curriculum incorporates tactile opportunities for hands-on learning 

as often as possible. Interaction and critical thinking helps students find the 

questions they need to answer in order to fully understand a concept.


With a clear focus on established Learning Targets, students are best served

by giving them choices and tools that allow them to take ownership of their 

progress.  It isn't enough to learn facts, they also need to learn how to 

express themselves and demonstrate their mastery of concepts.