Last week I triple
dog-daredreaders to listen to an excerpt from a speech by Dr. Richard
Elmoreof Harvard University:
resilience of teacher culture(6:28)
Elmore's full speech and other excerpts are available on my Podcasts page]
One of the reasons Dr. Elmore's speech speaks to me so much is that it raises
quite vociferously the issue of misalignment. In my
work with schools and districts, I see numerous examples of misalignment,
- classroom pedagogy that fails to regularly employ high-yield instructional
strategies to achieve optimal results;
rather than students' needs;
who need them the most;
are most needed;
lot of wasted instructional time;
We say that we want results. We say that we want high levels of achievement
for all students. But we are not doing what it takes to achieve the results that
we say we want.
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