Teacherscribe’s Teaching Tip #37
Here is a blog post with a title that I just couldn’t resist clicking on: 9 Elephants in the (Class)Room That Should “Unsettle” Us by one of my favorite people in education, Will Richardson.
Elephant #1 – We know that most of the students will forget most of the content that they “learn” in school.
So why do we keep trying to present it in the same ways? How can we make it “sticky” so that it remains with our students once they leave our rooms OR how do we get it embedded in their long term memory so that when they need access to that knowledge that they learned 10 years ago, the can – hopefully – recall it.
I think it begins with forging relationships. Once you have those relationships built – and kids know you legitimately care about them – they will be more willing to learn and grow.