Elementary school teacher Donald Nicolas shares his thoughts on how curriculum and materials are impacting his students.
“Curriculum shapes the instruction that happens in the classroom.” - Sue Pimentel and Jason Zimba
The way we go about teaching our students, the materials that we use, they do matter.
What we put in front of the kids has to have meaning. When they see a character and a story that looks like them, that feels like them, that sounds like them—they get involved in the text and they get engaged and that's so so important.
My name is Donald I've been educated for 12 years, and I believe that materials matter.