Curriculum can be a guide or it can be a prison.
This quote caught my eye. It was a single line in a blog post about accountability and curriculum by Joe Bower. A very good question. I ask my students a similar question about lesson plans, I think I will reword it; Is your lesson plan a guide or a prison? In my mind, lessons, like all plans, are a guide, they should be flexible and the teacher must adapt and change on the fly to meet the needs of students and not be a slave to the plan.