- Focus on the mission of adjusting to how Johnny and Jane learn, and respect them and expect them to develop the character and intellectual capacity so they can further educate themselves.
- Understand how to connect students to see the value and relevancy of the rich resources within the curriculum.
- Negotiate the contexts of your classrooms so that given this set of students, you are able to get the class team to achieve.
Two-dimensional teachers focus narrowly on either the curriculum or the students. Focussing exclusively on the curriculum leads to presenting it without consciousness of whether or not the students are understanding it. Focussing completely on the students fails to objectively measure their progress in achieving educational standards.
Three-Dimensional teachers fulfill their mission by asking “how Johnny and Jane learn, and adjusting information delivery styles so curriculum resonates with their varying perspectives and needs. They ensure that the context of their classrooms is supportive of all the class team members. Teaching in 3-D means giving students the foundations they need to make continual progress to step up to the next higher levels of achievement.
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