Journey to Excellence

Classroom Instruction

  1. Educators will utilize instructional designs that create a school environment that promotes student achievement and engenders enthusiasm for life-long learning. Spiritual resources provide teachers with tools to meet the spiritual needs of their students.

  2. In order to effectively deliver instruction in the classroom teachers will:
    • be knowledgeable about the theories of learning styles and will continue to be aware of the needs of learners through current research and professional growth activities.
    • help students identify their dominant learning styles and provide opportunities to strengthen less-developed learning styles.
    • employ a variety of instructional strategies to meet the learning styles of individual students.

  3. Teachers will develop a community of learners by effectively balancing major instructional strategies which include:
    • experiential learning
      • faith-sharing activites
      • service projects
      • community-based activities
      • field trips
      • outdoor education/expeditionary schools
    • direct instruction
      • interesting and engaging lectures of an age-appropriate length
      • individualized instruction
    • problem-based learning
      • critical thinking instruction
      • case studies
      • extended projects
      • laboratory experiences
    • social learning
      • cooperative learning methods
      • leadership activities
      • role playing
      • affective education (i.e., social skills training, conflict resolution, anger management, character training)
      • partnerships
    • remediation and enrichment activities
      • on-going assessment of individual needs
      • student mentoring/tutoring
      • activities and resources for exceptional students
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