3/30/2009 By: Are you a professional developer, a high school teacher, or university faculty? Are you finding that some of your adult students born between 1976 and 1995 maybe even up to 2001 have specific needs that are difficult to meet in a traditional classroom situation? This generation is what we call the "Generation Y" high school and college students.
While I read Ah, Yes, More About Me? Here Are ‘25 Random Things’ and 25 Things I Didn't Want to Know About You and contemplated the efficacy of actually coming up with these things, I realized I’d like to change the assignment slightly. Instead, I did a sort of year in review to summarize 25 random things innovative educators can do to enhance teaching and learning. Here they are: First Thing: Collect and save inspirational quotes. Read: Ten 21st Century Education Quotes I Carry With Me
This physics classroom is all about the loud, the mysterious, and the thrilling. When Dave Lapp started teaching physics (1) at Tamalpais High School, in Mill Valley, California, seventeen years ago, only about twenty-five kids took the class. There were tough prerequisites, and even tougher prejudices about the subject matter (totally irrelevant) and its devotees (total geeks). Extreme measures were called for, and Lapp is an extreme-measures kind of guy.