Initial steps for experienced teachers seem to be:
1- Reflect on a good memory from your own learning, or your own
teaching. What led to high levels of engagement and memorable learnings for you?
2 - Repeat the above, with one or more colleagues,
ones you are considering for future collaborative work on units and analysis of student
work. Start a journal about such reflections
3 - Repeat #1 with your current students, and consider, if you don't already have class meetings,
using this discussion to launch periodic class meetings to listen to students.
4 - Implement a single 'Arts-Based'
Strategy for an important instructional standard which you know to be somewhat difficult to teach5 -Reflect on the results
of using an Arts-Based Strategy with colleagues and students, then plan next steps.....