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Rebecca McVey
Koppenhaver Response
Sat Jun 6, 2015 22:45
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I feel like learning gets lost with too much complexity in lessons. There are many simple ways to make learning fun but it can easily get lost in translation when we add too many crafts, intricate games, songs and dances, and so on. This is such a delicate balance to keep in mind while teaching. Does anyone have any tricks for "keeping it simple" in the classroom?

  • fun vs learning - koppenhaverd, Wed Jun 3 15:42
    I agree with you to a certain extent. The best learning activities are engaging (not always fun, but always engaging). Ultimately, if kids are going to apply what they are learning in contextual... more
    • Koppenhaver Response - Rebecca McVey, Sat Jun 6 22:45
    • Cognitive Clarity - Cynthia Trickel, Wed Jun 3 16:58
      That is a great definition. I don't think I have ever used that terminology, yet that is exactly what we are striving for... Not just being able to relate symbols to letters and letters to words, but ... more
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