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|KEY 1 | KEY 2 | KEY 3 | KEY 4 | KEY 5 | KEY 6 | NEXT STEPS | APPENDIX|
|INTRODUCTION | SUCCESS STORIES|
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KEY 3 - INDICATOR 5
SCHOOL PROGRAMS ARE CONSISTENT AND COHERENT.
When school programs are consistent and coherent, students can spiral from class to class, grade to grade, and content area to content area, applying previously gained knowledge and skills. Students can build new learning on solid, relevant foundations.
Having programs that are consistent and coherent, however, does not mean that a school should have a “one size fits all” approach to curriculum and instruction. Student learning styles are diverse, and teachers have diverse teaching styles as well. Striving for consistency and coherence in the curriculum should not curtail meeting the needs or using the talents of diverse individuals.
Always keep in mind that every child brings a unique culture to school
that is more powerful than any group culture. School staff must take
this into account when planning for instruction.