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 Continues to Win as they Win the First Debate of the School Year! Cedar Hill Prep School made a clean sweep at the first Debate Meet of the Garden State Debate League, held at the Hun School on October 26th, 2019. Arnav Upadhyay won the Golden Gavel for the Best Speaker at the tournament, out of approximately 100 speakers. Cedar Hill Prep School teams walked away with the most wins by percentage points and overall wins. Thirty-seven teams participated in all. Congratulations Cedar Hill Prep Debate Team!
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.