Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Teaching Tip #67

Teacherscribe’s Teaching Tip #67
Pedagogy trumps curriculum.  Always.
I’m so tired of “teacher-proof” curriculum.  I didn’t get into this profession to have someone else, namely a textbook designer, do the real work for me.
I love this quote from Katie Martin and her article “Pedagogy Trumps Curriculum.”
“A bad curriculum well taught is invariably a better experience for students than a good curriculum badly taught: pedagogy trumps curriculum.  Or more precisely, pedagogy is curriculum, because what matters is how things are taught, rather than what is taught.”
How things are taught.  That’s what is vital.  That’s what I get paid for.

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