Seven Things I Know For Sure

campfireSeven things I know for sure…

1.) Kids should be excited to come to school.

2.) You can’t have STEM learning without creativity.

3.) Real learning can happen with a pile of dirt and a bucket of water.

4.) There is often learning in play.

5.) Mistakes are opportunities for improvement.

6.) If you ever forget what learning is about, sitting down with a 5 year old for about 10 minutes and having a conversation will remind you.

7.) Another packet of worksheets is never the solution. Unless you’re starting a campfire.

That’s what I’ve learned.

  1. I agree with all seven. Kids should love coming to school! When I become a teacher, I want my students to be so excited to enter my classroom and learn something new each day! Real learning can happen with anything. Any hands-on activity is the best form of learning to me. It is an actual experience and it will help them to remember concepts and steps. I can’t stand when students get made fun of for messing up or making mistakes. Every time a student messes up, they are able to learn and take a different route next time. Without mistakes and trial and error, this world would not be where it is today. Oh, worksheets. Even as a kid I couldn’t stand worksheets. They are just busy work thrown at the students and really don’t help with anything. Group projects, discussions, activities, videos, anything besides worksheets! We want learning to be fun and exciting and worksheets are everything but that! I enjoyed your list of seven things you “know for sure”. Your blog in very inspiring as a future teacher.

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