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
Cedar Hill Prep Debate Wins Again! Garden State Debate League held their third inter school debate meet at Cedar Hill Prep School. Forty teams participated with 130 participants. The topics for debate were: Disney Movies Do More Harm Than Good; Ban Single Use Plastic Bags; Major League Baseball’s Plan to Cut Minor League Teams is Justified; All U.S. Presidential Primaries Should Be Held on the Same Day. Four teams from Cedar Hill Prep School finished in the top 10. Cedar Hill Prep School again won trophies for top school in the league and most number of wins. Congratulations debaters!
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.