Excited about Learning

How might we get all students this excited about learning?

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How might we get all students this excited about learning? This boy is creative and curious--not because of school, but because of his passions. How do we get all students this excited and curious?

How does this idea help to spark student curiosity?

What activities do we do in school that create similar experiences? A more traditional video about RGM & tying them to the NGSS: https://www.teachingchannel.org/blog/2015/09/29/rube-goldberg-machines-and-the-engineering-design-process/

What grade level is this idea most appropriate for?

  • Elementary (1-5)

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I love that your questions references all students, so often we plan for the extreme learners.
I wonder the foundational learning that needs to take place before you allow students to experiment or do you allow them to work on curiosity and then provide learning.
I wish there was an effective way to break 9-12 silo teaching so that more curiosity could be explored.

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Honestly, I am a big fan of working off of curiosity and then provide learning as necessary. It gives students the purpose for the learning, which is exciting.

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I just finished RGM's with 100 7th graders in 24 groups. We had a presentation night for all of the parents. I told the parents that these were NOT finished products and that they should celebrate successes and ask lots of questions. It was a HUGE success. Picture 200+ people in a cafeteria with balls flying and dominoes falling. But we celebrated them coming up with ideas to improve/change designs based upon their failures.

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Chris,
That's awesome! That must have been a great experience for the students. Our 8th graders do RGM's but not at that scale. There's something so powerful about coming together in one space.