I have spent this week in a week-long study of Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s) and how to begin implementing them in the schools in our district. About 100 teachers from across the county came together to share ideas, while gleaning enthusiasm from one another for our upcoming projects. I especially appreciated how our trainers empasized that the focus of any PLC should be student learning and how to maximize it. Today, as a closing activity, we were each asked to write down our core belief about student learning. We also had to create a visual representation of this core belief. I was immediately curious about what my PLN would say since their opinions are ones that I have come to respect and honor very deeply. I got such insightful responses that I wanted to share them with you all!
Question: What is your core belief about student learning, in 140 characters or less?
Wow! What wonderful views of teaching, learning and of students as individuals. Are we truly using these personal beliefs to guide our development of curriculum, technology use and learning experiences? If we can keep the focus on the students and these ideals, I am whole-heartedly optimistic.
By the way, my core belief is:
For students to be perpetual learners, we must instill in them enthusiasm, information literacy, and networked collaboration.
What is YOUR core belief about student learning?
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