THE

PEDAGOGY OF

 PURPOSE 

The Lessons that you Learn

It is important to learn for the sake of learning.  Yes, that means sometimes learning things that you do not find interesting.

The Reasons Why

Every teacher is a teacher for a reason.  Every student needs a reason to be a lifelong learner. That reason is essential for personal fulfillment.  That is fulfillment in the classroom and in your life. 

PURPOSE IN THE CLASSROOM:

WHERE TO FIND IT. HOW TO KEEP IT.

Studies show that people need three things to feel fulfilled.

These things must be our priorities when we are writing our lesson plans, setting up our room, communicating to students, and approach our own days.

PoP SESSION SLIDE DECK

AUTHENTIC

Everyone is unique. They have a unique set of skills and passions. The goal must not be to change them to match our lessons but rather create lessons that empower them to explore them more deeply.

COMPETENT

Everyone must feel like they have the ability to make a positive contribution to those around them. They must feel that they are valuable.  Education is a balance of pushing people to achieve more while showing them how far they have come.

CONNECTED

Everyone must feel like who they are, and what they do matters.  Value is often derived by our relationships.  Creating a strong community must be our number one priority - even before we start Chapter 1.