“What the NGSS is not”
Josh Hubbard, @jhubb546
Michigan, like many other states, is facing the challenges related to adopting the NGSS. Josh Hubbard, a Michigan Science teacher, has chosen to tackle the NGSS in spite of the delays from his state. In his post, Josh brings attention to the temptation to turn the spirit of the NGSS into a list of boxes to check, yet leaves us inspired to put students behind the wheel and drive their science learning like scientists.
- Understanding by Design and NGSS can work together
- Twin sins, content coverage and activity planner, still tempt us in NGSS era
- Focus on student in role of scientist
See it for yourself!
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The vision of NGSS in our classrooms is so much richer than adding some more labs to our curriculum so we can check off some new boxes. It is a vision which moves our students into the role of scientist. They are the ones that need to be asking the questions and allowing them the freedom to investigate, collect data, share what it means and argue with others about the data they collected. Yes this is messy. Yes this takes more time. Yes this will not be a linear or easy to control process. The rewards of this method are so much greater for the student and the teacher.
~Josh Hubbard, @jhubb546