Teach Meaningful: Tools to Design the Curriculum at Your Core (Hardback)
  • Teach Meaningful: Tools to Design the Curriculum at Your Core (Hardback)

Teach Meaningful: Tools to Design the Curriculum at Your Core (Hardback)

Hardback 200 Pages / Published: 12/06/2020
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Teach Meaningful is a practical guide to designing curriculum that meets

standards, serves personal and institutional values, and intentionally leads to

successful student learning. Identifying which understandings, knowledge, and

skills are "most important" for students to learn is always a question of values, so

getting clear on values gives teachers a starting place to design cohesive units,

courses, and programs. Written by a teacher for teachers, Teach Meaningful


stories of failures and successes in designing curriculum from across

subjects and grade levels

metaphors from everyday life to help teachers understand curriculum

design as a process rooted in values and culminating in meaningful


examples of essential questions, assessment guidelines, lesson calendars,

unit plans, and curriculum maps

exercises and templates teachers can use to create and assess curriculum

protocols designed to encourage inclusive participation and critical

reflection when colleagues look at curriculum together

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781475851168
Number of pages: 200
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
Edition: 2nd Edition

Lauren Porosoff challenges readers to rethink their instructional practice and to incorporate their individual values into planning, instruction, and assessment. Without prescribing or presuming, Teach Meaningful: Tools to Design the Curriculum at Your Core provides illustrative, authentic examples from a wide range of content areas that offer steps that guide educators through the process of identifying their own values and using those values to adapt their teaching practices. Teachers from all grade-levels and content areas will find inspiration and guidance to redesign an individual lesson or an entire curriculum.--Bonnie Nieves, high school life science teacher, Massachusetts
Lauren Porosoff makes a strong case that clarity on our values will ensure meaningful learning for our students. Teach Meaningful: Tools to Design the Curriculum at Your Core gives teachers and schools the tools to discover what is important to them and design curriculum accordingly. Curriculum design books can be boring but not this one. It strikes a nice balance between being informative and engaging.--Eric Hayes, international educator
In Teach Meaningful, Lauren Porosoff provides a road map for curriculum designers that helps mesh together content standards and individual teacher values. She provides background "mini-lessons" told through story-like examples and then turns to practical exercises to help teachers design relevant, engaging, and value laden curriculum.--Don Sturm, technology integration specialist, former high school social studies teacher
When we bring our values into our teaching, real magic can happen in our classrooms. In Teach Meaningful, Lauren Porosoff shows how better understanding what's important to us as teachers can transpire into meaningful lessons for students. Taking charge of HOW we teach and reflecting on those lessons makes more meaningful experiences for our students. Porosoff provides a well-thought out step by step inventory to help all teachers begin to Teach Meaningful.--Susan Kotch, teacher and author of "Casey of Cranberry Cove"

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