ABOUT STEM PASSPORT
Is your child a 21st century thinker and learner? Thinking and learning styles in the last ten years have evolved much more rapidly than the education system has, and the gap continues to grow.
One of the biggest mistakes I see educators making is the use of one-size-fits-all content delivery instead of scaffolding larger concepts for individual learners. The former was born from the textbook-driven teaching style of the Industrial Age. It simply has no place in today's learning environments.
A well-developed lesson, unit or curriculum piece should, at a minimum, adhere to some very simple rules to enhance effectiveness. The first is to always use a hands-on, minds-on approach framed by the learner's prior experiences, understanding and knowledge (which must be determined diagnostically). The second is to incorporate a planned, but flexible, method of scaffolding concepts, in context, through experiences that reinforces both breadth and depth of mastery and connectivity over time. The third...is that it must be fun enough for the learner to want to continue the pursuit of learning on their own time!