Excellent thoughts on best practices!
And no kid is inspired by ‘best practices’.
In the end, ‘best practices’ are just another form of punditry. They inspire nothing but further standardization.
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Students learn based on the relationship that exists between themselves and their teacher; they learn because of the preparation, strategies, adaptations, and teamwork involved. And there is no standard way of producing success. That preparation, those strategies, those adaptations, and that teamwork will be different in each class — or at least should.