“Why I Need to 'Figure Out' NGSS”
Richard Bacolor, @richbacolor
Richard Bacolor offers a great perspective from a veteran teacher. Praised for his ability to use previous techniques, he shares with us that he is still arriving as a teacher. The NGSS offers a substantial shift in thinking which Rich summarizes perfectly in his reminder to take science from “learn about” to “figure out”.
- How it was done doesn’t have to be how it will be done
- Shift from “learn about” to “figure out”
- Change must occur at all levels
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Sometimes I am overwhelmed by all these changes and how many people and systems will have to change along the way. Then I remember that we all have to learn with the same mindset we expect of our students. Right now, I'm still figuring out NGSS. And the more I talk, tweet, chat, and blog about it, the more deeply my teaching will be impacted. And ultimately, that will make the positive change my students deserve.
~ Richard Bacolor, @richbacolor