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Why ‘Unlearning’ Old Habits Is An Essential Step For Innovation | MindShift | News

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  • In her classroom, instead of studying geometry theorems out ofa textbook, she lets students developtheir own rules by exploring the relationship between lines in famous artwork.
  • Teachers have to think about their own habits in the context of the classroom and what that triggers in terms of behaviors for themselves and students, said Biller.
  • In changing systems, administrators need to think about ways in which they provide feedback to teachers and students.
  • Students in Everson’s class, for instance, are not require to complete a final two hour exam on geometry.
  • Everson said that you can start developing trust by letting your students have a voice in what they do in the classroom.

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How Furniture and Flexible Seating Is Turning Classroom Design Into a Fad – News

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  • A designers mindset is based on noticing the invisible so it can be seen again, and noticing the things that subtly impact learning.
  • They look for great examples from places like New Zealand where almost all of the public schools are on a journey toward modern learning spaces.
  • Designers arent trying to justify their work on individual pieces of research that are stretched to apply to space design.
  • Teacher designers also know that space design isnt something that you finish or check off the list.
  • All of these opportunities will help you avoid the fad, stay focused, and support modern learning spaces for all students.

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One reason students aren’t prepared for STEM careers? No physics in high school

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  • With relatively few high schoolers taking physics, few go on to major in physics in college, which limits the supply of physics teachers, which, in turn, limits the number of students who can take a physics course in high school.
  • Its almost impossible to get a physics teacher; its almost impossible to get a bilingual teacher, said Janel Williams, Camden City School Districts lead educator for high school STEM.
  • The decisions that teachers and leaders at the school, district and state levels make about the importance of physics for their high school students make a tremendous impact on how many students take physics, and therefore how well students are prepared for the rigorous STEM majors in college.
  • In Texas, by contrast, about 80 percent of high school students take physics, according to Michael Marder, a physicist at the University of Texas at Austin who has studied the impact of state policy on physics participation.
  • Monica Plisch, director of education and diversity at the American Physical Society, has looked at the gap between the number of teachers prepared to teach physics and the total number of high school students.

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