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What new thing are you trying in your classroom this year? Share what you're doing below so other community members can benefit.
This thread was posted on September 5, 2014 at 8:13 PM ET by Miranda Byse.
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While trying to implement more of the NGSS into our classes, I am really trying to focus on using more models and application in my classes. Less multiple choice and more short ansewr or lab questions!
At the beginning of each unit I plan to share what careers this information could be applicable to in the future. Kids want to know why we learn some of the things we learn, so I think this might increase the interest level and buy in on the material.
That's a really great idea, Ashley! I think getting them hooked and interested in the topic using careers could definitely work. How do you present the careers to your students?
One thing I am doing different is taking notes with tons of pictures and diagrams. I am even experimenting with taking infographic style notes rather than Cornell style. So far it looks like the students like the idea of notes being a little more free-flowing.