1. My working relationship with my students can best be described as
2. There is so much content to cover there is not enough time in the year, so I favor an approach most like:
3. My approach to grading is most like:
a. I continually try to get everyone to a "C" or "B" level, and give "A" for extra effort.
Question 1: b
Research indicates that different kinds of instruction are necessary to develop various kinds of knowledge and skills, and that the working relationship between teacher and student should be "two-way." See the SPIR standard on Classroom Culture. Learn more by attending SPIR professional development.
Question 2: c, maybe d, although this is "expert-advice," not research-based
There are new science standards in the works that appear to align with d, and would go hand in hand with changing the standardized tests. In the meantime, see the SPIR Curriculum standard. Would you like to be on the forefront of change? Find out about SPIR leadership training.
Question 3: a
Although current grading practices are slow to change, a standard-based environment means the ideal is every student reaching proficiency, and every effort applied to ensure they do, no matter where they begin. See the SPIR Standards—especially part 11; and to learn more about best practices, attend SPIR professional development.
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