Compliments of my PLN on Twitter this morning I wondered over to Lesley Edward blog The WebFooted Booklady and thoroughly enjoyed this blog post. http://bookminder.blogspot.com/2010/05/ask-student.html
The question was so basic; ask a student how they learn best. The answers were varied, but all aligned to a new curriculum project I am working on. The new project provides workplace situations and guides students through the problem solving process.
On Lesley’s blog some of the answers by students include they like to find out things for themselves, and You Tube is a gold mine of how-to videos. They also addressed the role of the teacher as someone that ignites a passion for learning. Students asked also see value in collaboration to produce more creative solutions to problems.
As Leslie reflects on her own practice she shares “My job is to engage students in activities that teach them how to problem solve; think critically; find, assess and use resources; collaborate; create and express themselves effectively.”
Maybe we need to ask new questions? Thanks Lesley our PLN’s Webfooted Booklady