Essentials for Teaching – Eyes on the Goal – What Year Are You Teaching For?


Presenter: Joyce Juntune, Ph.D.
Core Area: Planning 1.1, Planning 1.2, Planning 1.3, Planning 1.4, Instruction 2.1, Instruction 2.2, Instruction 2.3, Instruction 2.4, Instruction 2.5
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 0.25

Will your students remember what you’ve taught them by the time they turn 30? And if they do, will it still matter to them at that point? According to Joyce Juntune, Ph.D., these are questions every teacher should reflect on regularly. In this brief lesson from our Essentials series, Dr. Juntune will help you ensure your teaching is focused on your students’ futures instead of just on this week, month, or year.


When it comes down to it, what we as teachers are doing in our classrooms is really about our students’ futures — not just about this week, month, or year. In this brief lesson from our Essentials series, Joyce Juntune, Ph.D., invites you to think about the skills your students will need when they are 30 and to reflect on whether what you’re teaching today will still matter to them in the future.

You will learn how to:
  • Identify the year for which you should be teaching
  • Keep your teaching focused on your students’ futures
  • Get students involved in connecting classroom activities with the skills they think they’ll need as adults
  • Involve other teachers in thinking toward the future as well. 
Our students are focused on their futures. Shouldn’t their teachers be, too?

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