Preparing Teachers for High-Need Schools

Preparing Teachers for High-Need Schools: A Focus on Thoughtfully Adaptive Teaching

Arlene Mascarenhas, Seth A. Parsons, Sarah Cohen Burrowbridge

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According to the authors of this article differentiated instruction, or thoughtfully adaptive teaching, helps teachers successfully meet the needs of students in under-served schools. Teacher education institutions can do their part by forming partnerships with high-needs schools so teacher candidates can gain experience in a supportive environment. Along with providing a solid grounding in pedagogy, teacher education programs need to help candidates develop their own vision of teaching. Vision is seen as a way for teachers to remain true to their core values, and as a way to stay focused on how to do the best for all of their students.