Academic Goal Setting

~45 minutes

Sample the Simulation

This simulation is based around a veteran social studies teacher in a middle school. The teacher has set goals that are not aligned with the new school goals or the Common Core standards. As the school leader, you must decide what steps you will take to try and move this teacher toward alignment with the school goals, and outside his comfort zone.

Key character is a social studies teacher of 10 years whose engagement with professional development is waning
Trade-offs to consider:

  • Investing the right amount of your attention to motivate a teacher, despite a perception of their reluctance and lack of integrity
  • Persuading a teacher to see skills development as integral to students learning subject content, not as an “add-on”

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Created in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania