8Rebuilding Teaching around Immediacy

In a classroom, training's the thing, and it begins with curriculum. Think of curriculum as everything students learn and do in a classroom, school, or training program. Most school administrations insist that such work, as an accountability measure and because it is good for teachers to think through their courses and students to know where they are intended to go, be documented and driven by a student‐facing syllabus and assignment sheet. These documents tell students what they are going to read, do, learn…and in what daily doses. They tell students what they have to do for homework, when they will be tested, and how those tests will add up to a grade.

Steve remembers his own training as a teacher. Nearly 20 years ago, he worked alongside a teacher who had been in the classroom for nearly 20 years himself. A crafty ...

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