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abramsjm
Re: reading discussion
Fri Nov 13, 2015 20:53
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I understand what you are saying regarding making what we do each day have true meaning and count. Too often in the past, and even today, we require students to engage in busy work that really won't equate to usefulness in the real world. Making contraptions for Humpty Dumpty as you mentioned, and bridges for the Three Billy Goats involves problem solving and creativity. As we both have discussed in the past, often times it's those students that we may not ordinarily assume, who are the ones to come up with many creative designs or ideas. I agree that we've seem to have come full circle, but I also like to think that along the way we've picked up more knowledge with each completed circle.

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