During the summer of 2008, Paul Grobstein, Wil Franklin,
Luisana Taveras, a rising sophomore at Bryn Mawr College, and Julia
Lewis, a rising senior majoring in Chemistry and Bryn Mawr College,
will be thinking about science education and trying out ideas in a summer institute program
with K-12 teachers. These forums are a place for ongoing thinking by
the four of them, and any one else interested. To contribute your
thoughts, use the forum entry form at the bottom of this and other
forum pages. Postings will be checked to prevent spam and so may be
delayed in appearing. An updated list of all forums in this series is available here.
Learning from Practice
Our fifth conversation gave us some feeling for what once can learn by trying out things in practice. Now we get to try it out in spades, in our own experiences, ongoing. What have we learned about education from the first week of this summer's Brain and Behavior Institute? What works, what doesn't, what other things might be tried? For the second week of the Institute? In general?