Nancy Webster Gleason
I aspire to take my students’ learning to the next level in that they are challenged to apply the content of the social sciences in new and innovative ways. It is not enough for them to memorize content. Applying the pedagogy of authentic learning and project-based learning I scaffold into my curriculum assignments that which push the students outside of their cognitive comfort zone. My assessment of student work and corresponding feedback apply benchmarked skills and inform students what they need to do to take course content to the next level of higher order thinking. I aspire to motivate students through curriculum and pedagogy. I want them to learn how to learn in my classroom, not what to learn.