All Blog Posts Tagged 'authentic' (2)

When The Classroom Lacks Walls

How do you see to it that your classroom studies are authentic? I'm a fan of immersion. For the past decade my Midwestern Marine Biology class has included a week long field study to the coral reefs and mangrove communities of either The Bahamas or the Florida Keys. This field study is conducted with chartered sailing yachts as a base of operations. This allows the maximum amount of time on and in the water. Many of my students make their first trip to any ocean as a member of this… Continue

Added by Sean Nash on May 1, 2010 at 10:55am — No Comments

Authentic Nonfiction Assessment



We just wrapped up a two week unit on exactly what it means when the teacher says, "You have to read nonfiction differently." Kiddos at my school have HEARD that phrase before, but many could not really explain exactly what that meant. So on Friday, as an assessment, I had them write out answers to these three essential questions which we had discussed in… Continue

Added by Michelle TeGrootenhuis on September 28, 2008 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

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