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A Critical Understanding for Successful Teaching

Successful teaching requires  an understanding of curriculum, instruction, classroom management, and discipline. For example, classroom management and discipline are distinctly different topics. When they are  lumped together s if they were synonymous, this lack of understanding hinders success.

Curriculum refers to what is to be taught. The curriculum is determined by state departments of education, boards of education, the “federal agenda,” professional associations, the community—and, more recently, corporate performance accountability models for learning.

It is the teacher’s responsibility to make the curriculum relevant, interesting, meaningful, and/or enjoyable. A first step would be for the teacher to ask the question, “Why should my students be learning this?” Then inform the students.

Instruction has two components: (1) teaching and (2) learning.>>>