"What we need, in every sector, is curriculum that is infused with the blood, sweat, and passion of teachers, passion that turns mere "intended learning outcomes" into transformational experiences. We don't need automata in our classrooms, meting out learning in doses prescribed and prepackaged by giant publishers and testing companies. We need teachers who are confident being fully and energetically themselves, expert in designing for their students demanding, exciting curriculum that inspires and challenges and in developing assessments that measure in-depth understanding, not just rote knowledge or received "truths."
A great quote from this Blog entry. It's a good read and particularly hits home for a new teacher like me.
Celebrating the Human Factor in Our Work