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My mom had us do this when we were little. *Teacher give students bottles and tells them to empty them, then to put the stuff back in, when they can't the teacher explains, "In the moment, you were so consumed with what you were doing that you didn't realize the mess you were making. Then, after it was so quickly and easily poured out, you realized it was impossible to put it all back in. Remember this for the rest of your lives when it comes to words that come out of your mouth."
Ten Essential Practices for Learning - Dave Stuart Jr.
In my Advanced Placement World History: Modern course, I attach this page to the syllabus, and every month or so I have students read it. What's interesting is how at the start of the year, students glaze over this thing with boredom. In theory, it is mundane to them. They've seen things like this before. …
Should Welders Care About History Class — or Algebra 2? Or Literature? - Dave Stuart Jr.
Here’s a common motivational obstacle in the secondary classroom: because a given assignment or course isn’t aligned with a student’s future employment plans, the student decides that the work isn’t valuable. I’ve had parents communicate this belief, too. It sounds like: I’m going to be a welder, Mr. Stuart. History doesn’t matter for that job. …