In schools, the left hand doesn’t know
what the right hand is doing.
Bridge curriculum gaps
- Partner with other grades or classes that share a common curricular interest.
- Showcase successes from other schools who have used similar programs.
- Meet with other educators as a team to find common ground where teachers can work toward shared objectives while maintaining individual teaching style.
- Provide data on forest inventory and develop economic and math curricular ideas – doesn’t have to be coordinated in same year.
- Hold one department meeting a month that focuses on integrating interdisciplinary groups.
- Divide up big community projects into manageable units and divvy them between classes.
Take a school union-wide approach
- Try to connect to one community first, then branch out to others.
- Expand your definition of community.
- Create task forces: students from each sending town are in charge of creating community connections
- Study other towns. Build an appreciation and understanding of other towns as different from your own but special in their own right