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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
A common issue we find in classrooms is the use of STEM-related activities (such as worksheets, learning to code, makerspace builds, video creation, writing blogs, doing crafts, etc.) that are passed off as rigorous STEM projects. The learning of a technology or a skill as an outcome (like video creation, blogs, etc.) needs to be distinguished from how this technology
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