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K-12 Spaces

Give Students Lessons with a 'Why'

Source: Education Dive

Source: Education Dive

Source: Lauren Barack, Education Dive

A crucial concept within K-12 education is for students to understand how things connect as a whole. This needs to be shown to children through not only the curriculum design but also that learning is more than getting high standardized scores. Students need to see how lesson can shape who they are and how they see the world. Real-world learning can connect these dots.

Through a new STEM curriculum in Akron, Ohio, students are able to develop tools in the classroom and take them into their community. Bringing in real world applications to the classroom better prepare kids and keep them mindful of life skills and critical thinking.

District administrators and teachers should keep in mind these developing lessons. Retaining this kind of information and knowledge on real world applications in the classroom can expand a student’s future. The goals is to show students that not just the lesson of the day is important but, how they implement into their lives outside the classroom is too.

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