Wednesday, January 28, 2015
I once heard the following quote" that any question that you could find the answer on google isn't worth asking"
Today our focus needs to be on critical thinking, innovation, creativity and the arts.
Incorporating the Arts and these other skills are important because as the quote above suggests information is easily available it is these other skills that we need to be teaching.
The funny thing is that these skills come naturally to kids and can be easily found in kindergarten but for some reason tend to be less of a focus in older grades and that needs to change.
Also to meet the needs of all of our students, we need to focus on other "non academic" areas to help them shine.
I am sure many of us have had students who don't do well in an academic setting but ask them to perform something or create something on the computer they shine.
Here is a short presentation I gave on STEAM