Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn……Benjamin Franklin
We all learn in different ways and at a different pace. In my opinion, it all goes back to relationships and knowing the population that you serve. Teaching and learning is not a one size fits all model. Classrooms should look different. I’m a big fan of play and hands on learning. When I taught a group of inner city 7th grade students, I noticed that I could not stand in front of the class and have the student s do a lot of note taking. In order for my students to UNDERSTAND the content, I had to be creative with my instructional delivery. Instructional delivery that reached all students which included multiple teaching strategies. Real learning should drive and inspire you and should not be a taught as a one size fits all model.