Putting the Student in the Chair

Published on September 5th, 2017

The curriculum mapping process can bring out many emotions among educators. While some teachers may gain a sense of excitement and inspiration through the mapping process, others may experience feelings of frustration and anxiety.

Putting the process into perspective is one way to assure success (no matter how you’re feeling). Where can you find that perspective?  Just ask yourself…Who’s in the chair?

Are the students the focal point of the curriculum mapping process?  Is the success of each one of your students the primary goal?  “Putting the student in the chair” means embracing every step of the mapping process with the student in mind.  When we move aside to allow our students that prime real estate, the curriculum process can begin to take a positive turn in our minds….a contagious positivity!