Simon Sinek says that true leaders act from a core belief system, that they present to the world why they choose to act a certain way before going into the how and what of what they do.
That being said, here is a list of what I, as a high school teacher, believe to be true:
- I am not the sole fount of wisdom.
- It is more important to learn how to learn than it is to memorize facts.
- Students learn most from teaching each other.
- 50 mins is not enough time to collaborate.
- Class time is wasted listening to me lecture.
- Everyone has both strengths and weaknesses.
- Students should be accountable for their own learning, that is, that students should use metacognition (thinking about how you think) to identify their areas of strengths and weaknesses.
- We should celebrate our strengths and work on our weaknesses.
In light of these beliefs, I need to decide:
Do I flip only my advanced class, or all of them?