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Teaching Methods: IMA

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Teaching Methods: IMA

It is the desire of the Superintendent that the best available strategies and methods for bringing about learning be utilized in the district's schools. Teachers are expected to become proficient and utilize a variety of methods that will better meet individual student needs. The Superintendent recognizes that no single teaching method will meet the needs of all students or the skills of all teachers. The District is committed to assisting teachers through staff development programs to become aware and receive training in a wide variety of methods.

An educational climate shall be established which shall be conducive to rational thought, free inquiry and respect for the dignity of the individual. Teachers are responsible for teaching students how to think, rather than what to think, and shall be provided the opportunity to identify, express and defend their opinions without penalty or fear of reprisal or ridicule.

Strategies and methods shall focus on the personalization of learning including appraisal of individual learning styles, abilities and disabilities; assessment of individual learning needs, and development, implementation and evaluation of individual learning programs.

The Superintendent recognizes that on occasion a teaching method or strategy may be utilized which some parents may find objectionable. Parents are encouraged to discuss their concerns with the classroom teacher at the beginning of the school year or any other appropriate time.

Learning alternatives may be provided when a student's parent/guardian determines that the student should not be exposed to the assigned methods, activities or presentation.

Nothing in this policy shall limit a parent/guardian's right to file a complaint to challenge the use of a teaching method, activity or presentation. Complaints shall be processed consistently with policies established for this purpose.