At today's PD, staff used photos to serve as metaphors to explore their mindsets, values, and beliefs to best answer the question, "What are you teaching for?" SIP member Erika Lusky facilitated a learning through metaphors exercise to guide staff members in answering this question. In Dr. Ron Ritchhart's latest book, Creating Cultures of Thinking, he speaks to the purpose of using metaphors to shape our realities as we perceive the world, in this case our profession. Reuther discovered we are teaching for.....
From there, staff members examined how what they are teaching for connects with the beliefs Ritchhart outlines in chapter 2 of Creating Cultures of Thinking.
This is Reuther Middle School's Culture of Thinking journey.