Saturday, August 13, 2016
Monday, August 15th, 2016
Yes, I really did tell my students they should not go home and immediately begin their homework. I teach from the evidence behind brain-based learning that governs how people learn the best. The research shows that the traditional way of teaching has been good up to this point, but that, given society's technological push, students don't learn in the traditional way. First, teachers must realize and apply the idea of how brains develop. To successfully keep a child's attention, you need to take the child's age and divide it by two. The resulting number is the number of minutes you can reasonably expect to hold that child's focus to one task. So if you have a twelve-year-old child, you can hold their attention for about six minutes.
(This should be written in your agenda, every day!)
Unit Essential Question:What are the basic ideas behind the process of science?
Key Learning Statement:
Science is a process based upon observational and experimental studies using scientific methods to develop or explore scientific theories or laws.
Unit Essential Question: What methods do scientists use to answer questions and solve problems in the natural world?
Key Learning Statement: Scientific inquiry involves forming a testable hypothesis and developing a valid investigation using scientific skills and tools to determine if the hypothesis is supported or not supported. Data from scientific investigations helps scientists explain natural events through the use of scientific theories and scientific laws.
Unit Essential Question: What is required to carry out a valid scientific investigation?
Key Learning Statement: A valid scientific investigation uses prior knowledge, observations, and empirical evidence to test a hypothesis and draw conclusions that must be validated through repetition and replication.
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