Pillar 5: Investing in Staff
Among the priorities in Pillar 5 are the goals of providing “competency-based, rigorous, and relevant professional learning” and promoting staff wellness. IMAGO does just that by providing curricula that benefit not only the student but also the teacher. And, as Dr. Vargas Warner attested, it can make things easier on the teacher to have pre-made lessons at their fingertips.
“I loved that I didn’t have to get stressed out,” said Vargas Warner. “When it’s all on me to create the lesson, making sure I’m hitting the right notes in terms of making sure it’s understandable by students, there’s pressure because you have to work on it. You have to think about it constructively. But IMAGO’’s done that already.”
IMAGO gives lessons to teach the whole student, encouraging them to be more empathic, thoughtful, and self-reflective humans. Those lesson plans lead to a better classroom – an investment in the teacher, a continuation of the educator’s professional learning, and a new way to catapult the classroom to success.