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Teacher Shelley Wright explains why a school system that revolves around academics fails to teach kids what they really need to know. Students have many talents; they just don’t fit into set current curriculae because their talents are likely not considered "real knowledge."
When we talk about what changes technology has brought to classrooms across the globe, the answers could basically be never ending. Teachers could talk about things like bringing ease to researching all types of topics, bringing organization (and a lack of physical papers to lose) to the classroom, and making connections for professional development. There …
The traditional model of teach we’re familiar with is that of the teacher in front of the class, lecturing and assigning homework for students to do once they leave the classroom. The teacher has full control over their learning process. Or do they? Teachers who seem to have full control over their student’s learning often …
A question I have been frequently asked is how do you flip an elementary classroom? Does the flipped methodology work for the younger grades? The answer is yes–sorta. My current role is that of a K-8 technology facilitator. I work directly with an amazing staff who has taught me much about students in the …
Matthew Wensel's insight:
"Don't flip a class: flip a lesson" - I think this is an approach we at the elementary level need to consider.
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