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“Mom, why is the sky blue?” my young son asked. Throughout their lives, I’ve encouraged my sons to ask questions about the world and to pursue the answers. Today was different, however. Rather than my usual response of, “Let’s ask Google,” I handed the iPhone to my son and answered, “Ask Siri.” Tools like Google, Apple Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and
I’m going to share a bit of background with you before I outline Interactive Spatial Learning (ISL) and how it can help structure your classroom and your teaching. Constructivism As a beginning teacher, I was taught the theory of constructivism. This theory basically means that people learn by constructing meaning from their interactions and experiences with the world and with
Classroom learning is subject-specific, even though organic learning in the real world is cross-curricular, experiential, and contextual. A thematic approach toward teaching subjects in a cross-curricular fashion can reinforce conceptual understandings by exposing students to the same information in different ways. Art, for instance, is a fantastic way to visualize and communicate scientific models, mathematical relationships, and historical events.
Not all art is STEM and not all STEM is art. We’ve made a handy tool to help you determine some of the differences! Here’s a preview! To get a PDF of the flow chart, subscribe to our newsletter below! Subscribing will give you instant access to the download, as well as weekly resources and tips to help you build
An explanation about the crosscutting concepts dimension in the Next Generation Science Standards.
The three dimensions of the standards broken down and used with a metaphor to understand how they work together to make performance standards.
Why do we have the Next Generation Science Standards, and what does it mean for your teaching?
When I decided to form Qi Learning back in April, I knew nothing about business, save for my experiences as a department chair at Fortis