What I believe

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?

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