BEYOND S.T.E.M. and even S.T.E.A.M.!
Teaching in the time of COVID-19 I find myself adapting lessons to meet the needs of students who are looking at potentially moving to distance learning. At the moment, my students and I are meeting in-person, but that may change. As a teacher, I must be ready at any moment to move from live-teaching to a mixture of modes: small group video meetings, pre-recorded instruction, and independent, self-paced work. All of it must be highly engaging and scaffolded to meet the needs of distant learners. Field Notes will be my reflections on this journey.
One of the changes that I am implementing is integrated instruction. These posts will feature how I am integrating reading, writing, science, art, and music together to ensure that if my class moves to distance learning, no subject will be left behind.
Thinking Like a Scientists is the focus of the beginning of my year. Below you will find free PDFs of the first two lessons: curiosity and questioning. If you have ideas on how to improve these lessons, I would love to hear about it!