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Use these 10 strategies to teach and communicate content that sticks! Students learn best when collaborating, talking, and working with their peers. That’s what Edutopia blogger and education expert Heather Wolpert-Gawron discovered when she surveyed students nationwide. Now you can hear from the students themselves and discover 10 comprehensive and fresh ideas on precisely what and how to capture your students’ imagination and minds for deep learning, everyday. This research-based approach to cooperative learning provides plentiful lesson ideas, vignettes, videos, and insightful student interviews to help you: • Understand the research base for collaborative learning • Implement and manage competitively cooperative student work group • Incorporate movement, visual tools, and technology • Develop achievement-based PBL projects • Conduct your own student survey for increased student ...
Chapter Three: Connect What We Learn to the World
Connect What We Learn to the World
“Apply what I learn to real life . . .”
We aren’t in the business of preparing our students to take tests for the rest of their lives. We aren’t in the business of helping our students learn to navigate school as the end-all, be-all model of life’s journey. Nope. As Jeff Wilhelm (2016) reminds us in a Writing Project keynote, “We’re in this to develop tools to use in the real world.”
Imagine a classroom where students are cast as inventors trying to solve the irksome problems of everyday life. Through research, drafting, prototyping, and presentation, one student pitches a product that helps with the tangled wires underneath a desk. Another ...