it is perfectly obvious that student learning is a priority for any school
district. But read on, because you will quickly see that there are many
variables to student achievement which are not obvious at all.
time, I have heard teachers express their frustrations about student
learning in a variety of humorous ways: “If only it would work to
strap books to their heads!” “I hope the experts develop telepathy
soon; then I could just transfer understanding directly into their brains.” “If
time travel is ever perfected, I’m going to find this kid’s future self and
send him back to talk to himself!”
all joking aside, there are no shortcuts when it comes to student
learning. Oversimplified, the art rests in knowing both the material and the
learner, and finding a way to make the one accessible to the other. I make no
claims of perfection, but I have every confidence our district’s teachers are
highly knowledgeable in the subject matter they teach. As for the
learners…well, they are an ever-changing tide. ...