By Gavin Grift
In a recent blog post, we talked about the importance of teachers being experts in the design of learning.
But to become a learning architect and have maximum impact on students, a teacher needs to become very deliberate in his or her teaching practice.
Here are five areas to start focusing on.
1. Find your growth edge
Our Teachers as Architects of Learning program helps educators pinpoint their ‘growth edge’ – or threshold of transformation.
When you reach this point, you might know you need to learn new skills or knowledge to build your teaching practice. However often the level of discomfort involved in this transformation means some people choose to ignore this and carry on as before, halting their growth.
Instead, we encourage educators to identify their own blind spots, and focus on deliberately building one, or just a few, specific skills over time.