As we all know teaching is one of the most common, yet most complex human activity. There are tangible and intangible characteristics that contribute towards its effectiveness. Teacher influence goes far beyond a student’s academic performance. They foster student motivation, perseverance and citizenship.
CHP teachers are given a curriculum framework that is broad and precise. It includes the goals for each grade in each subject and student expectations/ outcomes at the end of each grade. Teachers are given resources and teaching aids in order to reach the diverse learner.
Teachers provide students with multiple means of representation, engagement, and expression of curriculum. This includes using Smart boards, project works, dramatization, discussions, blogs and field trips. According to Rief (1993), students retain:
- 10% of what they read
- 20% of what they hear
- 30% of what they see
- 50% of what they see and hear
- 70% of what they say
- 90% of what they say and do
Grade 4 Student Pranavi at the United Nations! Peace Day celebrations took place at the United Nations Headquarters on Friday, September 20th. CHP 4th grader, Pranavi Sivakumar, had an opportunity to participate in this International Day of Peace Student Observance. This memorable experience for Pranavi is best described in her own words: “We waited in line for almost three hours. When we finally were able to sit down inside the U.N., we listened to many speeches about climate change. I also met my dance teacher there. She performed very nicely. I was paying close attention. I was the most excited person in my life!”
The Multiple Advantages of a Multilingual CurriculumThere have been a number of studies in recent years that suggest people who speak more than one language are in fact more intelligent. An article written by the New York Times highlights that learning multiple languages could improve cognitive skills beyond those related to language, which is a considerably different viewpoint than previously thought.