In your Summerbridge application, we asked you to list and describe three qualities of an outstanding teacher. Below are the answers you provided.
The qualities you collectively identified are critical in the teaching process and in the process of providing students not just with content area knowledge, but with mission skills that will last a lifetime.
Our job as teachers is to prepare students academically for the next level, but also to provide them with skills that will prepare them for life. This summer is about being your best teacher self.
Mission Skills are not necessarily content based and can be taught in every classroom by any teacher.
Mission skills are often intangible and abstract and are transferable across situations, grades, and content areas.
Below is a list of some types of mission skills and why they are important for students to learn.
Teaching mission skills pushes us to rethink learning and become more creative in the way we think about learning, as evidenced in the pictures below.