We are educators. It’s not just a job; it’s who we are. Just as elementary and secondary teachers and leaders are responsive to their students, as facilitators of adult learning, we are responsive to our learners and the systems within which they work. We don’t just open the computer and run the slides. Like you, we begin our planning with the provincial curricula (of the province you are in, not the one we are from!) and district documents. Every agenda is custom-designed, based on those local documents and the needs identified by those who know the learners best. It is exactly as teachers plan for each new group of learners, meeting them just where they are.
And if you are wanting to think more about your work at the school or system level, consider joining us for our one-day Institute, Instructional Leadership: Engaging Adult Learners. It might be exactly what you are looking for, as we begin to end this school year and plan for the next one. And if you are in the area, our second Institute this March focuses on secondary education – A Fresh Look at Grading and Reporting in High Schools. See you there!
All our best,
Sandra, Anne, and Brenda