We live and work in the midst of a culture that is awash in media and resources. As educators it is our responsiblity to make wise decisions about which materials and methods will effectively provide our students with the best opportunities for learning. I prepared an inservice workshop to introduce our faculty to a model for instructional decision-making that I have developed. See the slide show here or by clicking the cover page image. Simply stated, this model asks us to DBAT our lessons:
a) Define our objectives clearly and based on curricular goals,
b) Utilize"best practices" research in lesson planning.
c) Be certain that the lesson is accessible to all students.
d) Is the proposed instruction time-effective considering the needs of the students, the goals of the curriculum, and the time required for the lesson(s)?