For a Friday diversion… Watch 32 discordant metronomes achieve synchrony in a matter of minutes. If I were a physics teacher this would be an interesting real-world connection to get students thinking and relating. How do you bring real-world connections into the classroom to help clarify and solidify the Why? of lessons?
Without doubt by now everyone has heard of the Common Core State Standards and has been offered or received some level of professional development. I’ve noticed that as educators dig in to the standards the arguments against these standards go away. Once one sees the focused rigor and attention to engaging the students at a […]