Theory of Action

ANDOVER’S THEORY OF ACTION

When we collaborate to:

  • Create safe, caring, and culturally responsive classrooms and schools, and partner with families and the community to support students’ academic growth and their social, physical and emotional wellbeing.
  • Ensure that every student engages in a rigorous curriculum that is implemented consistently within and across schools;
  • Provide inclusive instruction that engages every student in authentic learning experiences, demonstrates the power of effective effort and fosters inquiry, creativity and positive risk taking;
  • Monitor student progress diagnostically and plan instruction after thorough and thoughtful data analysis to ensure each student reaches proficiency;

Then all students will:

  • Demonstrate academic growth in foundational content and skills;
  • Communicate effectively, think critically, problem solve creatively, work collaboratively, and evaluate objectively;
  • Be self-directed and persevering agents of their own learning; and
  • Demonstrate cultural awareness, an appreciation of self, empathy toward others, a sense of responsibility, and commitment to civic engagement . . .

So that all students are prepared to:

  • Be lifelong learners able to pursue their personal and professional goals;
  • Face adversity and ambiguity with intellectual skill, open-mindedness, adaptability, courage and confidence;
  • Make informed, just and ethical decisions; and
  • Be connected and compassionate citizens who contribute to a diverse and global society.
Theory of Action Slide
Theory of Action Slide