There doesn’t need to be tension between structure and joy – the best teachers use one to build the other. This session will focus on infusing a variety of strategies to build a classroom where kids really want to stay because they love working hard on engaging subject matter.
Interested in delivering this professional development to your own staff? Below are the presentation materials used this summer during an Achievement First professional development for current school leaders. Please feel free to use these as resources to edit so that you can cater to your own school and staff.
Click here for a music teacher's perspective on Joy & Rigor.
Read an article in Education Week about the "The Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joy".