Reflective Pedagogy

Imaginative pedagogy has long distinguished Andover’s academic excellence. To maintain a vibrant and cooperative intellectual community, we must formally implement this pursuit across the curriculum. We affirm a commitment to pedagogical and curricular innovation in which the analog and the digital complement each other. We will use novel and tailored methods to explore a dynamic course of study that introduces different points of view, provides the foundation for rigorous critical analysis, and encourages thoughtful problem-solving.

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Instructional Coaching

Instructional coaches will collaborate with colleagues, observing their classes and offering feedback in a supportive, non-evaluative manner.

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Purpose and Proficiency in Spanish Curricula

The goal is to create a program of language study that puts student interests and needs at the center, while preparing them to interact in real situations in Spanish.

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Redesigning Bio 100

The goal of this project is to restructure PA’s BIO100 curriculum to enable teachers and students to explore biological themes through different lenses, such as evolution, cell biology, and biochemistry.

Math Homework

Promoting Mastery through Portfolio Assessment

This project will explore the possibility of implementing a portfolio-based approach to assessment in the math classroom.

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Action Research: Alternative Assessments in Chinese Classes

This project seeks to take a data-driven, evidence-based approach to redesigning assessments with the goal of advancing student learning in the Chinese classroom.

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Quiet Schools

A project that will explore ways to effectively support the needs of introverted students and faculty members and to identify and leverage their strengths.