Some initial thoughts about place-based teaching: How small is our students' world? How big can we make it?

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Some initial thoughts about place-based teaching:
How small is our students' world?
How big can we make it?

(from It's a Small World on Flickr-Photo Sharing!)

Differentiated instruction is big...What better way to customize and make education relevant than by "Locating Ourselves in the Real Wold"? --Jennifer

I am vastly interetsed in teaching a place based curriculum but with a curriculum in place how do I fuse the two? --Syreeta

Learning from your surroundings is a good idea but I feel as a teacher that we guide our students so that they are life long learners. The journey to that spot is as different as the students who sit before us. --Rosemary

I think teaching science in a single location at thsi juncture in time is difficult....we must expose them to other locations so they can learn different perspectives....I want them to see how students from other parts of the community and far from the community are involved in similar activities. --Jack

The information I read on ecosystems was a wake up call how important relationships are....My question is how do I teach inner-city students the long term effect of preserving and growing ecosystems within their communities? --Patricia

Small World Project--Columbia University

Finding my place in the world and seeing how others see themselves in the world, I know will be an interesting activity to use with my students. Definitely to see how broad or how narrow they see themselves in the world and how small or big they make their world. --Rita

 

"The Internet has made everywhere a border town -
on the border with every other place."
The Speculist: It's a Small World

 

 

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