January 9, 2020 admin

“The Right Kind of Work”

“Using the ICU database is the right kind of teacher work. It holds students accountable for their practice, it helps ensure that teachers have authentic examples of student mastery (or a lack of mastery), and it challenges teachers to create high-quality, relevant, practice. In short, the ICU database (and the philosophical approach behind it) has helped me be a better educator. Because of this, using the ICU database is the right kind of work – ensuring that every student does every practice every day! I have found that the small amount of time that I spend inputting missing work is the most efficient use of my time and helps support both student mastery and student accountability, but without the punitive approach that too many teachers and schools use.”

– R.D. (History Dept Chair)