Innovative educators understand that there is more to learning than processed worksheets and tests.
Is it possible to take the best parts of Madeline’s model and adapt it to a world that needs our students to be engaged, informed, and knowledgable citizens?
The Driving Question or Investigative Question in Project Based learning and STEM can be often the hardest concept to get across to teachers.
Verso Learning, provider of classroom feedback and collaboration tools, will be showcasing their education tools at this year’s upcoming FETC conference.
I have written to annoying lengths about my love for the connection between the 5E Inquiry Learning Cycle and Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey.
It reminded me how explaining a difficult concept to a novice and expert audience simultaneously requires deep conceptual knowledge, and how listening to such an explanation helps to build simultaneous conceptual and mechanical knowledge of a concept.
We cannot approach supporting our colleagues with a mindset that says “Ugh. They are doing it wrong!” perhaps followed by “AGAIN!” We must do our best to understand the context in which our colleagues operate, what motivates them to teach, and how we might serve them best.
Every good quest-adventure story has a team of contributors, each with a special skill set that contributes to the team’s successes.
We must allow technology to amplify good instructional practice, rather than tell us what good practice is.
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