- — Mark Rauscher (@markrauscher)Sun, Feb 15 2015 21:04:37"Effective communication, curiosity, & critical-thinking skills...are essential competencies for life in 21st century" #edss530book
- I also felt that this quote had great impact. We must realize that as the world changes, our approach to teaching must also change. Our students require different skills for the future than students did ten years ago or will ten years from now.
- — Ms. Wetmore (@MsWetmoreMath)Mon, Feb 16 2015 02:58:24The "usual suspects" answer all the questions in my classes and I am always wondering how to engage more students (pg. 53) #edss530book
- I also deal with this issue in my classroom. I usually try to provide more "think time" and often use notecards to call on students randomly. I would love to learn more strategies.
- This is an interesting thought. As an adult, it feels easy to agree with this notion. How can we get our students to begin thinking this way?
- I feel that helping our students build critical thinking skills is key to helping our students become successful, proactive learners. I like that Justin is mentioning an application of abstract knowledge. Using what we know is a huge part of critical thinking.
- Teachers must always keep in mind that in order to facilitate learning we must maintain a classroom environment which is supportive of creativity and innovation. The feeling in a classroom can change everything.
- As a Mathematics teacher, this is something I often think about. Ultimately I feel that the process is more important. However, I also see value in a correct solution.
- Great question! And so true! It seems that each year, students grow less and less engaged and often times, less motivated. This means that high school teachers must work hard to create a classroom environment in which curiosity is encouraged.
- — Brooke Wiestling (@BrookeWiestling)Mon, Feb 16 2015 03:59:09"What the teacher does is the means by which the students learn- not the end"- Wagner (p. 52) #edss530book
- I love that Brooke is mentioning the role of the teacher. With many school districts moving toward inquiry-based learning (which I love) the role of the teacher seems to be discussed less. I feel that the teacher will always play a key role in setting the tone for learning in the classroom.
- This image highlights some of the skills mentioned in Chapter 1 and 2. Wagner and many of those that he interviewed said that skills such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and the others shown here are necessary skills for those wishing to land a job. Wagner argues that schools should be assisting students to gain these skills so that they will be prepared to meet the expectations of employers.
The Global Achievement Gap - Ch. 1-2
Thanks for viewing my Storify on Wagner's Ch. 1-2 for EDSS 530.
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