Re-imagining Migration’s approach to teaching is grounded in our framework and begins with the recognition that good teaching is always developed in relationship to the students that you teach, the community that you teach in, the culture of your school and classroom, as well as the academic discipline and course in which lessons are delivered and designed.
Our approach builds on a belief that good teaching, and good curriculum, is always in a dialogue between the students in our care, our learning goals, and the dispositions we seek to nurture, the content we are teaching, and the kinds of classroom practices that promote student engagement, understanding, and action.
Below we introduce four resources that will help educators adapt Re-imagining Migration’s approach in their educational settings. They include:
- Our Learning Arc a question-based thematic sequencing of content for a study of human migration.
- Dispositions for a World on the Move five core dispositions that we deem essential to navigate a world on increasing mobility, diversity, and complexity.
- Our Classroom Resources including lesson plans, primary and secondary sources, visual texts, as well as audio and video content for teaching.
- Thinking Routines thinking structures or malleable micro-teaching tools carefully designed to be used in a wide range of learning spaces to promote the dispositions we have identified below.
Classroom practice is where each of these elements overlaps and come to life.
Where to start?
If you are new to our approach, we suggest you begin by developing an understanding of Re-imagining Migration’s learning arc and then identify the dispositions that you seek to nurture in your students. Once you are clear about where you are in the learning arc and your learning goals, review our resource collection, and select content that is academically and developmentally appropriate for your students. After you have identified foundational texts and resources for your lesson or unit, turn to our collection of thinking routines to consider the teaching tools and strategies you will use to engage learners in the pursuit of inquiry and understanding.