This photo was taken by a hiker I happen to know. Not so sure I would have hiked through this! How did the rocks get into this formation? How would you know it was safe to hike through? What kind of rocks are these? Where did the beautiful colors come from? So many authentic questions. … Continue reading Authentic Project Ideas – Rock Formations
Make it real and make it count. That is the mantra of authentic teaching and learning. But does “real” really mean “real”? The photo above is from a Virtual Science Fair on Mars. While creating the Martian Colony, we decided to hold a Virtual Science Fair – on Mars! We learned about the scientific process … Continue reading Authentic Teaching – Make it Real, Make it Count
Eyen and I are thrilled (overwhelmed) to announce that our book Tex the Explorer: Journey Through the Alphabet is a FINALIST in the Chanticleer International Book Awards Contest – Little Peeps Division (Early Readers). We were both blown away when we made it to Semi-Finalist in this competition – to be a Finalist is over-the-top … Continue reading Tex the Explorer: Journey Through the Alphabet is a FINALIST!
I don’t think I can write too often about cooking. I can’t think of an authentic activity that can inspire so many driving questions and possible authentic projects. I have written before about using cooking to teach math. But you can also teach reading through cooking. And social studies. And science… Children need to use … Continue reading Authentic Teaching – Cooking