Calibrating the curriculum
This semester, I'm teaching a couple sections in a large multi-section required course. In conversation yesterday, I realized that I am sometimes in a position where I'm teaching students at the same time that I'm teaching instructors how to teach students about topics like racism, intervening on systems of oppression, facilitating difficult conversations in a classroom, etc.
And this week I added the extra layer of what would it be like to simultaneously embed a trap door in the curriculum to allow the more advanced equity students to learn something other than patience or how to critique a curriculum? This pedagogical technique, if it works, would also benefit my leadership students when we get to that module. I'm thinking of it as a calibrate-the-curriculum strategy and would be super excited if it worked.
But talk about metacognition to have to think about a lesson plan at like 4 different levels at once...
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