This past week I was visiting classrooms and tweeting pictures of all the great things that are happening. Each time that I do this sort of thing I amazed at all the wonderful learning experiences our students are involved with on a consistent basis. It seemed like every classroom I walked into students were collaborating on some sort of activity, lab, or assignment. The teachers were being the "guide on the side" rather than the "sage on the stage." This sort of collaborative learning environment helps tremendously as we look to prepare students for the future. Hands on activities in any subject area is the way to go in my book. Below you will see some of our students in action as they make sense of their learning in a collaborative and hands-on environment.
Brad Currie is the author of All Hands on Deck: Tools for Connecting Educators, Parents, and Communities. He is one of the founding partners of Evolving Educators LLC. Brad is an ASCD Emerging Leader, Bammy Award Finalist, ClassDojo Thought Leader and Google Certified Educator. He currently serves as a K-8 Supervisor of Instruction and Middle School Vice Principal for the Chester School District in Chester, NJ. Learn more about Brad by following him on Twitter @bradmcurrie or visiting his website at www.bradcurrie.net.