Don’t smack me here, I know school JUST got out, but you know it’s true – it’ll be back before you know it! And one of our most important jobs in the first days of school is educating (and selling!) parents and students on proficiency-based teaching.
I’m being hosted by The Webb School of Knoxville today and sharing with these teachers a resource I’d like to share with you as well. How do you explain a proficiency focus to students and parents at the beginning of the school year? Check out this document and see if it helps. Let me know what you think. I’ve made it a document in Google Drive instead of a PDF or Word document to make it easy for you to edit; simply “File -> Save a copy” to copy it to your drive and make changes. I do ask that you leave the copyright.
For a summary of a great #langchat from last year about advocating among students, teachers, and parents for proficiency-based teaching, look here.