Unit Reflection- McCain
1. We must resist the temptation to "tell."
2. We must stop teaching decontextualized content.
"To convince a learner's brain to persist with that objective, teachers need to be more mindful of helping students establish meaning (Sousa,2001, pg. 49)
3. We must stop giving students the final product of our thinking.
4. We must make a fundamental shift- problems first, teaching second.
The amount of conversation that this topic create was amazing. The class connected at a different level, we had passion behind our research, and we learned critical thinking skills without being told that was the outcome that we were suppose to reach. This is a prime example of putting a problem first and teach within or after the students lead their own passion and desire to learn.