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Jonathan BoldingRobertson Academy
Grades 5-8 gifted education teacher, Robertson Academy, Metro Nashville Public Schools
Jonathan Bolding describes himself as “a life-long learner who values the spark that knowledge ignites within the human experience.” He feels privileged to witness repeatedly how that initial spark plants the seed of innovation and generates excitement towards learning.
As a teacher, Mr. Bolding values the importance of standards-based assessments. Assessments that are aligned to academic standards allow him to trust in the fidelity of the accountability system, to make data-based decisions, and give quality student feedback. In order to continue to provide high-quality instruction to Tennessee students, he believes it is imperative to have an assessment that is aligned to Tennessee’s academic standards.
As Mr. Bolding describes it, “Having an assessment that is not aligned to academic standards is like moving into a house that has a faulty foundation without inspection. It may appear to be solid on the surface, but upon further ‘assessment’ it is revealed the foundation is not secure. Likewise, teaching academic standards provides a foundation for student learning. However, can we truly say the foundation is secure without assessment? Can be assured that students have learned? Certainly not!”
Bio: Jonathan Bolding is a second-career educator who has had the opportunity to teach in both urban and rural settings. He has served the students of the Metropolitan Nashville School System in a variety of capacities for the past 6 years, and now serves as a middle school gifted education teacher at Robertson Academy.