“Children are naturally inclined to tinker and create and this provides a strong foundation to engage in engineering.”
~Crotty, Guzey, Roehrig, Glancy, Ring-Whalen, 2017, pg. 2
Source: Crotty, E. A., Guzey, S. S., Roehrig, G. H., Glancy, A. W., & Ring-Whalen, E. A. (2017). Approaches to integrating engineering in STEM units and student achievement gain. Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 7(2). Retrieved from https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1148&context=jpeer
The Weekend Ed. Quote addresses civics and is in honor of Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 11th
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Change is the end result of all true learning.
~Dr. Leo Buscaglia
Read More about the quote and Dr. Leo Buscaglia at this link
“Having students create to Retell motivates and engages them by providing a more personal connection to classroom content.” ~ Yong Zhao
Yong Zhao is the Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University of Kansas and a professorial fellow at the Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy at Victoria University in Australia. Author of Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon? (2014).
Additional Resources for Retelling a Story
Teaching Beginning English Language Learners How To Retell by ELL Teacher Kristen
Retell, Recount, Summarize? A Common Core Shift from Kindergarten to Fourth Grade by Dea Conrad-Curry
Retell Recount Summary: What’s the Difference? by
There are so many connections between teaching and sports! Consider this quote by pro tennis player Paul Annacone:
“That is what great players do; they find solutions. They find how to win with what they have in the moment.”
Paul Annacone, professional tennis player, coach, commentator during a September 21, 2019 telecast of the Laver Cup, [Tennis Channel].
The quote become even more applicable if the word “players” is switched out with the word “teachers.”
This quote resonates with creative innovators, artists, designers… just everyone who notices their gift. This quote is especially significant to me because I heard it first during a presentation by educator Niharika Kabra, Academic Head – Audit and Training, Potter’s Wheel Education Services, Hyderabad, India.
Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, ‘I’d like my crayons back, please.’ Hugh Magnus Macleod
“We read faces. We read between the lines. We view multimedia. We examine art. To #read is to make meaning of a variety of texts that are printed, digital, physical, and often complex.” ~Susan Sabella, on Twitter